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Residence Halls

Live-in Staff

WMU has three levels live-in staff for every residence hall area. Each works in collaboration with each other to create environments that positively influence student learning and development. In general, the residence hall staff members facilitate community in the halls, foster a positive academic environment and promote a safe and accepting living space for all students.

Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants (RAs) are part-time student staff members who live on each floor. They are upperlevel students and peers with the residents of the hall. Each RA goes through extensive training in the fall and throughout the year to provide the best service possible to our students living in the halls. Specific responsibilities include:

Residence Hall Directors

Residence Hall Directors (HDs) are full-time staff members who live and work in the hall they supervise. HDs obtained a masters degree in higher education, counseling, or a related field prior to beginning their position at WMU. HDs are located in the hall office for easy student access. Specific responsibilities include:

Graduate Assistant Hall Directors

Graduate Assistant Hall Directors (GAs) are part-time student staff members who live in each residence hall complex. Most often our GAs are in the process of obtaining a master’s degree in higher education, counseling, or a related field while they are working in this position. Each GA holds office hours in their building. Specific responsibilities include: