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Rookie Orientation

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Daniel Bahner

on 20 August 2016

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Transcript of Rookie Orientation

By the end of this session...

List where each professional staff member office is located.
Identify the multiple resources available in the staff workrooms.
Recall specific expectations related to office conduct.
Differentiate between daily, weekly, and monthly administrative responsibilities.
Recall the dimensions of the rubric.
Apply conduct expectations to own behavior
Understand the unique position created by nature of the student staff position.
Office Processes
Staff Training and Orientation
Midsemester evaluations
Staff Selection Advertisting
Intersession Housing
Renewal Training
RA Apps due (New and Returning)
Staff Selection
Housing Lottery and Summer RA Apps due
Green Move Out and End of the Year Awards
Introduction to the Office
Paperwork (on the bookcase)
Roommate agreements & worksheets
Community Standards posters
Reimbursement requests
Room Inspection & Common Area Inspection forms
Mail Call!
Check daily
Post all flyers
Read Whiteboard
Just press enter!
Remove colored paper when finished
Staff related items ONLY - no school work
Moderate quantities
Report problems to Michele/Student Worker
Only prints in Black and White
Contact your AD about color printing
Farinon Workroom
Hi, Michele!
Kamine and Farinon Workroom
Butcher Paper (bulletin board paper)
Ellison Machines (letter cutouts)
Paper Cutters
Ice Breaker and Programming Materials
And much more!
Arts & Crafts
Creative supplies
Construction paper
Colored copy paper
Low on supplies...tell Michele!

Workroom is messy ….clean up!
McKeen, Gates, 49 South College Drive
Kirby Korner
(Soles, Courts,
635 High St.)
Easton / Ruef
Greek Staff
Grace Reynolds
Director of Residence Life
Dan Ayala
Associate Director of Residence Life, Advisor to Fraternities and Sororities
Sarah Yencha
Assistant Director of Residence Life for Housing Operations/Off-Campus Housing Coordinator
Terrence Haynes
Assistant Director of Residence Life
Julie Mulé
Associate Director of Residence Life
Keefe / Reeder / McKelvy/
Office Structure
Student Worker Desk

keep noise to reasonable level
appropriate conversations
respect staff workspace
respect confidentiality
clean up after self
The RA Fishbowl
There may be times when your personal values come in conflict with the expectations of the position.
We expect you to uphold college policy.
“In Plain View”

Evaluation Rubric
You are a Staff Member 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You now represent the Office of Residence Life and Lafayette College.
Be conscious of the situations you are putting yourself in, and regardless of your actions, be aware of the PERCEPTION.

Office Layout
What should you be observing?

The physical environment
Resident interactions
What kinds of things do they like to do, eat, watch, etc
How are people behaving, either on their own or with other people, such as their roommates.
Suspicious behavior or odd happenings
Personal Values
Staff Member Values
Student worker
Michele Shimer
Office Manager
Rookie Orientation
The Avengers
Occupancy Reports
Sullivan Lane
Tim Uhrich
Assistant Director of Residence Life
Victoria Ruibal
Graduate Intern
Ruef 2A
South 125
...we're on a mission.
Campus Life
Intercultural Development
Public Safety
Counseling Center
Need supplies to refill your RA kit?
Whiteboard markers, glue sticks,
staples, and poster putty
What else do we do?
What does it mean to be an RA?
Resident Advisor
Community Builder
Relationship Facilitator
Resource Referral Agent
Policy Enforcer
You are now a representative of the college,
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Part of the Lafayette team
Residence Life
Student Staff
Day-to-day RA
The Farinon Copier
or Being an Everyday Superhero
Full transcript