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Committees

Campus Residences boasts multiple standing committees which oversee a wide range of functions. In addition to these committees, staff can participate in special projects and working groups to further their professional development.

PROFESSIONAL STAFF RECRUITMENT

This committee oversees the recruitment of all full-time staff members in Campus Residences. All panelist questions and recruitment materials are created by this committee, and all of your contact during the recruitment process is with a member of this committee. In addition to these responsibilities, the Professional Staff Recruitment Committee works closely with human resources to ensure searches are successful and job descriptions are accurate to the positions.

PROFESSIONAL STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING

This committee is responsible for the semi-annual training of all full-time  and graduate staff. This committee also oversees departmental meetings to  provide opportunities for professional growth in addition to updates and  announcements. All professional development funding requests are processed  through this committee.

STUDENT STAFF RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION

This committee is responsible for the recruitment and hiring of all Resident Assistants and Graduate Student Staff. Throughout the year, this committee ensures that supervisors are following guidelines for student staff performance issues and maintains all RA files. This committee develops a theme for recruitment and organizes interviews for over 500 RA candidates.

STUDENT STAFF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

This committee is responsible for the training of all Office Assistants and Resident Assistants. This committee works to provide newly hired and returning Resident Assistants the foundations necessary to be successful in their roles throughout the academic year.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND ACADEMIC INITIATIVES

This committee works to continually develop and refine the Community Engagement Model used by Resident Assistants and their supervisors. In addition to overseeing collaborations between the Undergraduate Colleges and Residential Tutoring Centers, this committee works to new specialized housing initiatives related to second-year and transfer student success.

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

This committee is responsible for creating and implementing administrative processes in Campus Residences. Additionally, this committee manages duty scheduling, duty logs, marketing materials, and Admitted Students Day.

ASSESSMENT

This committee establishes the policies and procedures surrounding assessment practices within Campus Residences. This includes establishing timelines and templates for the collection of data for continued improvement. The committee oversees all staff evaluations, assessment projects, data analysis, and research.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

This committee oversees all departmental trainings and development activities related to diversity and inclusion. In conjunction with the Professional Staff Development and Training Committee, this committee works to provide on-going conversations into a variety of topics to ensure that all staff are kept

up-to-date on different issues facing students and staff. Additionally, this committee oversees the annual Tunnel of Oppression event whose intention is to provide an immersive exhibits focused on enhancing student learning in a variety of topics related to diversity and inclusion.

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

This committee oversees the connection between Campus Residences, the Center for Civic Justice, and the larger Stony Brook community. Annually, this committee organizes CampRes Serves, Days of Service, Recyclemania, and Energy Wars. Additionally, this committee collaborates with campus partners

to implement Student Voice, Out of Area Students, the SBU Food Pantry, annual blood drives, voter registration, and Earthstock.

ADDITIONAL COMMITTEES

 

RA CONFERENCE

Staff are able to partake in additional committee opportunities that are only for one semester, rather than for the entire academic term. These are optional. The RA Conference team works to host Stony Brook University’s annual Fall semester conference focused on professional development for Resident Assistants, Graduate Student Staff, and full-time staff. The members of this committee oversee program proposal submissions, catering and food, registration information, and all logistical aspects of hosting this conference. An RHD or AC is chosen to chair this conference every year and works in collaboration with an assistant director to ensure a successful event.

RA SOIRÉE

This RA Soirée committee plans and hosts the annual end-of-year Resident Assistant celebration event. A team comprised of volunteer RHDs, ACs, and Area Office Managers works to create a theme-driven event focused on recognizing the incredible work exhibited by the Resident Assistant staff each  year. This event involves an award selection, an awards ceremony, catered dinner, and the opportunity to work with event coordination.