Residential Life and Housing Staff
Director of Housing
The Director of Housing is responsible for the room assignment process for new and returning students. The Director develops and manages the policies and procedures for operational aspects of the residential life program. The Director of Housing is responsible for departmental communications including web/print materials and development and management of policies and procedures for operational aspects of the residential life program and license agreements. The Director of Housing also supervises the Central Residential Life Office and the Mary Commons Information Desk and Mail Center. The Director of Housing works collaboratively with the Director of Residential Life to design and implement strategies that enhance the campus culture and educational outcomes of students.
The Director of Housing, Mary Beth Thompson, can be reached by calling (320) 363-5580.
Director of Residential Life
The Director of Residential Life directly supervises the Area Coordinators and Residence Directors and coordination of the hiring and training of Resident Assistants, Community Advisers and Health and Wellness Advisers. In addition, the Director of Residential Life leads the department in the management of the four year residential experience including the Residential Curriculum which shapes all department programming initiatives. The Director of Residential Life is also responsible for coordination of the campus conduct system and policy administration and formation. The Director of Residential Life works collaboratively with the Director of Housing to design and implement strategies that enhance the campus culture and educational outcomes of students.
The Director of Residential Life, Christy Brown, can be reached by calling (320) 363-5580.
Area Coordinators/Residence Directors
Each residence hall, apartment building and living area has a Residence Director or Area Coordinator who oversees the daily functions of the hall/area. RDs and ACs are professional live-in staff members who supervise the Resident Advisers (RAs) and Community Advisers (CAs), and help to coordinate educational, cultural, and social programs. They are also available to meet with residents who may be experiencing personal or academic concerns. All Residence Directors or Area Coordinators live in the same community as the students. The Residence Director or Area Coordinator is responsible for tending to the needs of their community, addressing maintenance and facility concerns, meeting with students regarding conduct situations, and serving as a resource to the residents in her area. Each Residence Director or Area Coordinator has an office and can be reached there or via phone/email.
Resident Assistants & Community Advisers
RAs & CAs are students who have been selected because of their desire to serve others, as well as develop talents and abilities in others and promote student development. They contribute to the residential program by combining their own pursuit of knowledge and development and by assisting other students to do the same. The RAs and CAs work cooperatively with students in their area to develop a sense of community where integrity and respect are valued. With assistance of residents, the RAs, CAs, and RDs organize activities, programs and speakers to meet the interest and needs of each residential area. The variety and depth of these learning experiences are the basis for building the community spirit so characteristic of the College of Saint Benedict.
We have a talented office team comprised of student staff and an Administrative Assistant, who are here to answer questions and assist students, faculty, staff, parents and visitors in relation to campus housing and residential life at CSB. We are here to do what we can to make the transition from home to campus a smooth process.
The office is open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. We can be reached by calling (320) 363-5580 or via email at [email protected].