Sterling Residence Halls – Home away from home!
There are seven residences on campus. Apart from North House, Houston House, and South House, which house 12 students each, each residence hall is home to approximately 20 students. These residences are set up in classic dormitory style, with shared bathrooms on each floor. All houses are co-ed, and each student’s self-identified gender is respected. At the start of each semester, housemates establish their own community norms and culture. Residents share responsibility for the cleaning and care of their houses.
Students may have the option to live off-campus after consulting with the Dean of Community.
A Community Advisor is:
- A trusted liaison between students and the Administration, Faculty, and Staff.
- A knowledgeable and experienced guide who teaches (and learns) through a commitment to the growth of individuals and the community.
- A caring, thoughtful, and respectful facilitator who provides access to people, places, experiences, and resources.
- A role model and leader who exemplifies in word and deed what it means to be an ethical, responsible, and compassionate human being.
- A trusted advocate who works with (not for) the students and on behalf of the community’s best interests and goals.
The position of the Community Advisor (CA) is unique and demanding. It requires the ability to balance many complex roles and responsibilities. The Community Advisors must role-model and enforce campus rules and regulations. The CAs are advocates and guides, and thoughtfully liaise between students and the many communities we inhabit. The Community Advisors are expected to be available to students with questions, concerns, and emergencies. They work closely with the Dean of Community to ensure safety, equity, and accountability. They also foster a culture in which all students have the opportunity to thrive in their academic, work, and personal lives.