SUNY Cortland has a strong commitment to providing students with a quality residential experience. Residence life and housing is responsible for providing a safe, secure, well-maintained environment where students can learn, develop and flourish.

The residence hall environment supports students as they pursue their academic program, while at the same time, allowing them to relax and socialize. Each residence hall has a live-in professional residence hall director and student staff members, consisting of resident assistants, an administrative assistant and an academic peer mentor. This pattern has been established to help create a positive community in the halls, to allow the hall staff the opportunity to know the residents and to develop programs to complement, support and enhance the academic mission of the College.

Residence life and housing is proud to have maintained a full staff of residence hall directors, providing the highest quality services to our students.

Professional Positions

  • Residence Hall Director — Responsible for the administrative management of a coeducational residence hall housing 150-500 students.

 Graduate Positions

  • Graduate Internship — The intern will work in residence life and housing on various tasks and projects related to the residential life program.

Student Positions

Resident Assistant

The role of the resident assistant is that of a liaison who serves as a link between the student affairs staff and students. The resident assistant's primary function is to offer peer assistance and direction to students. The resident assistant is concerned with the growth and welfare of each individual in the hall and the group as a whole. The resident assistant is considered a member of the residence life and housing staff and is directly supervised by the residence hall director of the hall that he/she serves.

Academic Peer Mentor

The academic peer mentor is a resource and referral agent in the residence hall for student concerns related to curriculum, academic policies and procedures, and possible career choices. The academic peer mentor is also responsible for facilitating ongoing advisement programs, especially in the areas of study skills, time management, test taking skills and stress management.

Contact Us

Residence Life and Housing
Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-33

Phone: 607-753-4724
Fax: 607-753-5984

Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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