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ABCs of HRL

Student Staff:

DA - Desk Assistant - A trained student staff member who sits at the front desk of each building, and swipes IDs to allow access to residence halls.

RA - Resident Assistant - A trained student staff member who lives in the residence halls and is there to support students, document situations, plan programming, and be a resource to students. This student also serves in an on-duty rotation in their building from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

OA - Office Assistant - These students help answer phones, assist with walk-in traffic and support professional staff members

Professional Staff:

RC - Residence Coordinator - A Post-Bachelor's degree professional staff member who lives and works in the residence halls. This person is responsible for the overall programming of the building, oversees the front desk and some supervision of the RA staff.

HOC - Housing Operations Coordinator - A Master's degree level professional staff member who lives on campus and is responsible for room assignments, meal plans, room changes, and desk operations.

RHD - Residence Hall Director - A Master's degree level professional staff member who lives and works in the residence hall.  This person is responsible for the supervision of the RC, the RAs, and the overall success of the day to day operations of the building. 

Both the RCs and the RHDs serve in a duty rotation that starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 a.m.  At Seton Hall University there is a member of professional staff on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, even on Christmas!

SSOD - Senior Staff on Duty - The RHD or the RC who is serving as the on-call person. 

AD - Assistant Director - a Master's degree level professional who is responsible for the oversight of the RHDs. This person also serves in a week long duty rotation. 

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