The Pacific community is made up of students, faculty and staff who live and work together. Living in Pacific's residential campus community, students will find their pursuit of knowledge enhanced, their range of cultural and social opportunities expanded, and that they will learn not just from each other, but about themselves. In the residence halls, lifelong friendships take root, and the experience can engender a whole new definition of "family" and "home."
RESIDENTIAL LIFE PROGRAM
The mission of the Residential Life program at Pacific is to provide a quality, safe living-learning environment; we define this as an environment in which all cultures are embraced and the academic success of each student is supported through opportunities to continue learning outside the traditional classroom.
One of our main program goals is to provide excellent customer service. We will listen to and expediently address our residents' needs and concerns, therefore ensuring the best possible residential life experience. At Pacific we have divided the residential facilities into 9 communities as follows:
John Ballantyne & Carter House (JBC)
Jessie Ballantyne & Casa Jackson (JJ)
Price House, Casa Werner, & Farley House (PWF)
Wemyss House, Eiselen House, & Ritter House (WER)
University Townhouse Apartments (THA)
Monagan & Brookside
McCaffrey Center Apartments & Towerview Apartments (UCs)
Grace Covell (GCH)
- Residential Life Staff
The Residential Life staff, which includes professional administrators, live-in area coordinators,
graduate student residence directors, undergraduate student assistant residence directors and resident assistants, work together with a goal to create the best possible living and learning environment for all Pacific residents.
With oversight for the 17 residence hall facilities, 5 residential learning communities, and the development of related policies, the Residential Life staff is experienced in the areas of community development, programming, and campus resource information.
Associate Director of Residential Life
Assistant Director, Student Conduct & Staff Training
AREA COORDINATORS (AC)
The 2 ACs are full-time, live-in professional staff with Masters degrees who are specifically trained in all aspects of residential life, including: counseling, conflict mediation, programming, and discipline. Housed in Brookside and Towerview, each AC has comprehensive responsibility and oversight of an entire residential area of campus (approximately 1,000 students, 4-5 Residence Directors and 35-40 Resident Assistants). ACs supervise, train, and develop RDs, ARDs, and RAs; ensure the proper upkeep of housing facilities and grounds; and serve as the primary student conduct officer for an area.
Ana Romero, Area Coordinator for East Campus
Monagan, Brookside, McCaffrey Center, Grace, Southwest, and Towerview
Vu Tran, Area Coordinator for West Campus
Townhouses, Price, Casa Werner, Farley, Ritter, Wemyss, Eiselen, Casa Jackson, Jessie Ballantyne, John Ballantyne, and Carter
RESIDENCE DIRECTOR (RD)
The 9 RDs are full-time graduate students and part-time staff members responsible for the operation of 1‐3 residence halls, apartment communities or Greek facilities, which may include the supervision of Resident Assistants. RDs ensure the proper upkeep of facilities and grounds; meet with students regarding policies and guidelines; and work with staff and students to build safe, positive, and inclusive communities.
John Ballantyne & Carter House (JBC) - Residence Director Kristen Luna Jessie Ballantyne & Casa Jackson (JJ) - Residence Director Valissa Thomas Price House, Casa Werner, & Farley House (PWF) - Residence Director Andy Hanson Wemyss House, Eiselen House, & Ritter House (WER) - Residence Director Becca Knopf University Townhouse Apartments (THA) - Residence Director Ahmed Naguib Monagan & Brookside - Residence Director Angela Buck McCaffrey Center Apts & Towerview Apts (UCs) - Residence Director Kristen Bloom Southwest - Residence Director Eric Luke Grace Covell - Residence Director Jessika Chi
ASSISTANT RESIDENCE DIRECTOR (ARD)
The 10 ARDs are responsible for all the duties associated with the RA position in addition, they serve as assistants to the Residence Director for a community, co-advisor to the community Hall Government, and they help mentor the RAs on staff. ARDs (effective Fall 2013):
John Ballantyne & Carter House (JBC) - ARD Kyle Sasai Jessie Ballantyne & Casa Jackson (JJ) - ARD Hannah Ludwig Price House, Casa Werner, & Farley House (PWF) - ARD Zoie Oberg Wemyss House, Eiselen House, & Ritter House (WER) - ARD Joelle Aud University Townhouse Apartments (THA) - ARD Justine Tang Monagan & Brookside - ARD Bryan DeParsia + ARD Dilraj Sohal McCaffrey Center Apts & Towerview Apts (UCs) - ARD Ashley Frabasilio Southwest - ARD Robert Quiles Grace Covell - ARD Diana Ridoloso
RESIDENT ADVISORS (RA)
RAs are full-time students and paraprofessional staff members trained by the Associate Director, Assistant Director, and Area Coordinators with assistance from the RDs. An RA serves as the day‐to‐daycontact person with residents. Each RA is responsible for building community on a floor/section, serving as a resource for residents, and communicating policies and regulations. RAs are first responders in student conflict, crisis, and emergencies. They are also role models who serve the needs of students by providing program opportunities, developing safe and comfortable residence hall communities and helping students become acquainted with the campus, the community and its resources.
Becoming a Resident Assistant is a great way to get involved. RAs receive a scholarship which assists with room and board charges.To be considered for an RA position,you must have a 2.5 GPA and be at least a sophomore. Applications and further information will be available in the Housing & Greek Life Office late in the Fall Semester. For more details contact 209-946-2331 or email@example.com.
- Residential Life Safety
Our part is to make sure that the infrastructure (i.e. locks, lighting, fire equipment etc.), policies and procedures reflect the best way to keep students who live with us safe. Daily, the staff walk the buildings after hours to check exterior lights to make sure they work and to report any suspicious activity. etc. Safety drills are completed each semester. In addition, each semester student staff conduct in Health and Safety checks, where they enter rooms to check to see if the room has any items that could be hazardous - including spider plugs or lamps that have been banned as a fire hazard.
Fire equipment is available in every hall. Items include fire extinguishers, illuminated exit signs, fire pull stations and smoke detectors. In renovated and new residence halls, sprinklers are installed and doors have automatic closures so that they can help to contain a fire, should one ensue. All The mattresses are also fire retardant. There are yellow phones in each building that when pushed connect directly to Public Safety dispatch.
Public Community SAFE Program
Public Safety and Housing & Greek Life has partnered up for our Pacific Community SAFE program. Our primary goal is to create stronger community relationships between both HGL Staff and the general campus community with our Public Safety department. Each of our residence communities on campus will be paired up with a Public Safety liaison officer/sergeant for the year. These partnerships will allow officers to connect with the residents and staff of each community while more effectively educating and ensuring the safety of our students.
2013 Liaison Pairs
Monagan and Brookside | Officer Tim Lenderman
University Townhouses (THA) | Officer Michael Park
Grace Covell Hall | Officer Michael Caton
John Ballantyne & Carter (JBC) | Officer James Aiello
Eiselen & Ritter (WER) | Officer Aaron Bouscal
Wemyess, Price, Werner & Farley (PWF) | Officer Chan Saechao
Jesse Ballantyne & Casa Jackson (JJ) | Officer Tracy Castillo
Southwest Hall | Officer Nick Demuth
McCaffrey & Towerview (UCs) |
Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Chi, Theta Chi, and Beta Theta Pi | Officer Tim Lenderman
Alpha Phi, Delta Delta Delta, and Delta Gamma | Officer Tracy Castillo
It is important for students to take safety seriously. It is the students' responsibility to follow the policies outlined in the Tiger Lore, follow directions given by student and professional staff, do not let people into buildings or parking area, know who to notify in case or an emergency and pay attention to basic safety skills.
Pacific Connect - Emergency Notification System
You can also sign up through inside Pacific to receive emergency notifications from the University. You can include cell phone numbers and email addresses to receive text messages, voicemail, and/or emails in the event of a crisis.
- Residential Education / Programming
Each Pacific resident will be provided opportunities to engage in progamming, activities, events, and interactions that address 7 main components that we refer to as the PACIFIC Experience Model. At the heart of our programming model are two basic premises: (1) Student development is multifaceted, dimensional and simultaneous and (2) Development and growth occur over time. Our primary objective is to engage students through programming initiatives and activities in the seven "experiences". Engagement in these areas will serve to foster the development of our students as they go through the stages, transitions and transformations in their lives.
Programming Value Statement
Programming at Pacific will be needs-based and serve to foster the holistic development of the student through innovative, collaborative and entertaining programs that educate, invoke respect for diversity, build a strong community and inspire leadership and integrity.
The PACIFIC! Experience Model
Personalized Relationships - Social Interactions, Boundaries, Communication, & Etiquette; Connecting, Building and Strengthening Healthy Relationships; Networking
Academic Achievement - Achievement, Honesty, Learning, Scholarship, Engagement, Perseverance, & Retention
Community Involvement - Involvement, Service, Self-Efficacy, Citizenship, Social Networks, Community-Based Learning & Collaboration
Identity Development - Self-Awareness (Spirituality, Class, Race, Gender, Sexuality, Cultural Norms); Understanding One's Background
Focusing on Integrity - Negotiating Beliefs, Standards, Values, Ethics, Principles, Morals, Convictions, & Decision Making; Commitment
Inspiring Leadership - Development of Tools and Skill Sets; Leading, Motivating, Visioning, Goal Setting, Facilitating & Developing; Passion, Dedication, Follow-through, Mentoring, & Coaching,
Celebrating Diversity - Exploration, Appreciation, Learning, Acknowledgement, Celebration, Recognition
! represent the tradition programs that each staff member does to build and encourage enthusiasm in their community. Staff must do a program at least once a month, but are encouraged to do more, especially if residents are really excited about the program or activity
- Living on Campus
Pacific provides quality on-campus living and learning environments that encourage and enhance participation and enjoyment of your college experience. Below are some links for you to explore more about residential life...
Learn about the residence halls
Learn about the apartment communities: Monagan, Brookside, Townhouses, McCaffrey Center Apartments, and Towerview Apartments
Learn about the policies and procedures that govern life on campus such as the rights of residents, pet policy, guest policy, quiet and courtesy hours
Learn about the rules, policies, and expectations when personalizing your room
Learn about the services and amenities that are provided for residential students such as furniture, keys, lounges, air conditioning, laundry facilities
Learn about housing selection
Learn about the technology available to you such as cable, internet, and phone services
Learn what your address will be and what mail and package services are offered
The Bookstore is located on the west end of the DeRosa University Center. The Bookstore sells all textbooks and offers additional products and services for classroom and extracurricular activities.
Any student can have a car on campus. Cars must have current legal registration. Every vehicle must have a valid parking permit. Parking is available in large lots near residence communities and around campus. All of the parking facilities have safety lights and emergency telephones. All cars parked on campus must comply with parking terms and conditions.
- Leadership Opportunities
If you're looking for a great way to get involved, check out RHA and your Residence Hall's Hall Government. The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the student government for all on-campus residence halls and apartment communities. RHA conducts educational, social, cultural, and recreational programming for all the halls. Anyone living in a residential facility belongs to RHA-that means you, your roommate and all your friends who live in the halls. RHA is here to represent and entertain YOU! If you have a question or comment, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the RHA Website.
NATIONAL RESIDENTIAL HALL HONORARY (NRHH)
Another way to get involved in theresidence halls is through the NRHH. NRHH is most known for recognizing communities, faculty, staff, students, programs each month. These awards are called "Of the Months" or OTMS. Local award winners are submitted for regional and then national consideration within their category. The next national or regional winnermay be YOU! Membership to NRHH isrestricted to 1% of the residents witha minimum of 26 units, 2.5 cumulative GPA, and two semesters at Pacific. If you have a question or comment, send an email to email@example.com.
RAs are full-time students and paraprofessional staff members trained by the Assistant Director and Area Coordinators with assistance from the RDs. An RA serves as the day‐to‐daycontact person with residents. Each RA is responsible for buildingcommunity on a floor/section, serving as a resource forresidents, and communicating policies and regulations. RAs are first responders in student conflict, crisis, and emergencies. They are also role models who serve the needs of students by providing program opportunities, developing safe and comfortable residence hall communities and helping students become acquainted with the campus, the community and its resources.
Becoming a Resident Assistant is a great way to get involved. RAs receive a scholarship which assists with room and board charges.To be considered for an RA position,you must have a 2.5 GPA and be at least a sophomore. Applications and further information will be available in the Housing & Greek Life Office late in the Fall Semester. For more details contact view the RA Selection webpage or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 9 RDs are full-time graduate students and part-time staff members responsible for the operation of 1‐3 residence halls, apartment communities or Greek facilities, which may include the supervision of Resident Assistants. RDs ensure the proper upkeep of facilities and grounds; meet with students regarding policies and guidelines, and work with staff and students to build safe, positive, and inclusive communities.
Becoming a Residence Director is a great way to begin a career in student affairs. RDs receive full tuition remission (36 Units Total), a $6,000 annual stipend, $750 annual professional development, a private, fully furnished apartment (includes utilities, cable, and high speed internet), full meal plan (platinum plan), and medical insurance option (includes dental and vision plans). To be considered for an RD position, submit a resume and 3 references to email@example.com. For more information visit the RD Selection website.