Residential Education and Campus Housing (REACH) creates inclusive learning communities that engage residents in the development of their academic success, leadership,and personal growth. REACH is comprised of the people described below.
The REACH Leadership Team is comprised of a Director, Associate Directors, and a Coordinator for Residential Education. This team oversees the daily operation of the department and provides leadership to both professional and live-in staff. This team and the department is supported by three administrative staff who oversee various functions within the department.
Area Coordinators (AC) are full time professional staff members who live in the residential community with the residents. Each AC has earned a Master’s degree and has worked previously at different institutions of higher education across the country. The AC works to create an environment for their residents that promotes academics and personal development. The AC directly supervises the Resident Advisors that work directly with the residents. Finally, there is an AC on call every night to respond to emergency situations when needed.
Faculty-in-Residence (FIR) & Faculty Mentor (FM)
The goal of the FIR and FM programs is to provide both formal and informal resident-faculty interactions through educational programming, classes, individual and small-group advising, and casual association. These interactions provide students opportunities to approach and relate to faculty members on a more personal level, learn about resources, and enhance their confidence and ability to interact with all faculty members. Sonoma State faculty members are integrated into the residential communities and work with REACH staff and other faculty to facilitate student learning.
Graduate Student Positions
Assistant Conduct Officers
Our department currently has two graduate assistants who assist with our conduct process. Their role is to investigate and meet with students who have possibly been involved in a policy violation.
Undergraduate Student Staff Positions
The Student Office Assistant supports REACH staff by providing clerical and administrative support related to community development, communication, and village/building processes. This is an hourly position, approximately seven hours per week.
Resident Advisors (RAs) are full-time students who are selected and trained to help create an atmosphere conducive to growth and development. They serve as group facilitators, referral agents, and community builders. They also assist students with personal, academic, and social concerns. RA’s uphold residential community standards and policies, and build communities of respect and care within a diverse group of individuals. Resident Advisors are available to help students adjust to life in on-campus housing and at the University. Every student has an assigned RA, but residents are free to seek aid or counsel from any RA.
Service Desk Workers
Service Desk workers are responsible for providing consistent friendly and reliable assistance to the 3200 residents that reside in on campus housing. They issue keys assist with maintenance concerns, sort mail and distribute packages. Desk Workers uphold strong customer service standards for dress, greetings, phone calls and superior customer service.
The Sustainability Coordinator works to expand and enrich the department’s current sustainability efforts. Focusing on education around water and energy conservation, responsible consumption and production, and waste management the Sustainability Coordinator plans programs, and outreach efforts to cultivate a more sustainable residential community.