Home Away From Home
Sterling has always prided itself on community values, and this sense of shared responsibility will be brought to the forefront as we navigate our safe reopening.
There are six residences on campus. Four of our houses are set up in classic dormitory style, with shared bathrooms on each floor. Two houses are the former Inn on the Common, and each room has its own private bathroom.
All houses respect self-identified gender and house all gender identities.
Community Advisors and House Advisors
Community Advisors (CAs) and House Advisors (HAs) are student employees through the Sterling College Work Program. CAs and HAs are trusted liaisons between the College and the students, and as such hold a great responsibility as role models and leaders who exemplify ethical, caring, and compassionate Sterling culture.
Students selected to fill this critical role are knowledgeable and experienced guides who teach (and learn) through commitment to the growth of individuals and the Sterling community. They are trusted advocates who work with and for the students, and on behalf of the community’s best interest and goals. They are first responders in many situations on campus, and are trained in basic counseling and crisis management skills, CPR & first aid, and conflict resolution.
The position of the Community Advisor is unique and demanding. It requires the ability to balance many complex roles and responsibilities. Community Advisors are expected to be available to students with questions, concerns, and emergencies at all hours, and they work closely with the Dean of Students to ensure safety, equity, and accountability on campus. CAs foster a culture in which all students have the opportunity to thrive in their academic, work, and personal lives.