Meet the Residential Life Staff
Resident Directors (RDs) are full-time professional staff members who live and work in the Residence Halls. They are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the halls to which they are assigned, including providing support services directly to students; supervising Resident Assistants (RAs); overseeing all educational, social, operational activities; and adjudicating student discipline cases.
Resident Assistants (RAs) are full-time students who live in the residence halls and are each responsible for a particular floor of residents. They provide support, act as a resource for students, coordinate social and educational programs, and work with one another as a staff to enforce University policy within the halls.
Graduate Ministers (GM) are full-time graduate students who are assigned to a first-year community on Upper or Newton Campus and work directly with the students and RA staff in their area. The GMs serve as mentors and role models to undergraduates. GMs facilitate a group focused on Ignatian spirituality, provide bi-weekly prayer or reflection opportunities, and support students in the integration of their gifts, personal interests, course of study, and co-curricular activities as they discern vocational choices for employment, relationships, and other commitments. The Graduate Ministry Corps (GMC) is representative of both the Office of Residential Life and Campus Ministry.
Resident Ministers (RM) are full time professionals at Boston College who also serve in this role. RMs can be Jesuits, ordained, or lay people who are assigned to and live within a residential community. Their primary role is to act as a pastoral presence, be a resource for students and RA staff in their area, program within the halls, and serve in an on-call rotation to respond to students in crisis. When interacting with the community, they are enhancing the spiritual, social, educational, intellectual, and vocational formation of those in their community. The RMs are representatives of both the Office of Residential Life and Campus Ministry.