Programs & Events

Each professional and student staff member / student leader in the OSL is given the opportunity to participate in one or more departmental committees / project teams. Committees are responsible for setting a direction & developing initiatives in a range of foundational areas. Project work is more defined in scope and is responsive to a current issue. Staff also have the opportunity to co-chair a committee with a central office director or coordinator after their first year of employment.

Due to the impact of the corona virus, department committees and project teams are operating in a limited scope for fall 2020. Please contact the department leads below to connect on current activities.

Residential Education

Contact: George Athanas, Director of Residence Life

Purpose: The Office of Student Living’s ResEd Vision Team focuses our work around the question ‘What are our stduents learning?’ through creating, ehnacing & implementing the OSL Blueprint – OSL’s residential curriculum.


Leadership

Contact: Courtney Bazan Colvin, Associate Director, for Staff Processes and Student Leadership Development

Purpose: Create, improve & implement a departmental Leadership Initiative that includes the development of learning outcomes, assessment strategies & connection to the OSL Blueprint.


Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Initiatives

Contact: Karess Gillespie, Interim Director for Apartment Living

Purpose: To create a community for staff & students where we celebrate multiple approaches & points of view in order to build a culture where differences are valued.


RA Recruitment & Selection

Contact: Courtney Bazan Colvin, Associate Director, for Staff Processes and Student Leadership Development

Purpose: To attract & retain student leaders who will help us foster a positive, safe, inclusive & supportive community within our residential experience.


Student Staff Training & Development

Contact: Ashley Veney, Assistant Director
Purpose: To provide high quality training and development for all student staff.


OSL Assessment

Contact: Dr. Janae’ Collier-Green, Interim Assistant Director

Purpose: To gather & disseminate information about the residential experience (what students learn, student satisfaction, staff feedback, etc.) to use for overall improvement and strategic planning; to manage the OSL assessment plan.


Strategic Planning and Policy Review

Contact: Terra Peckskamp, Sr. Director

Purpose: To review and update OSL policy and protocol; to develop & implement strategic planning for the Office of Student Living.


Professional Staff Training

Contact: Courtney Bazan Colvin, Associate Director, for Staff Processes and Student Leadership Development

Purpose: Training provides time for our staff to build a foundation for department direction, establish expectations and examine our practices.


Professional Staff Selection

Contact: Courtney Bazan Colvin, Associate Director, for Staff Processes and Student Leadership Development

Purpose: To attract and retain student affairs professionals that are committed to student development and empowering student communities. Our professionals our the lifeblood of our department and they help to create a positive student experience.