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Being a Resident Director

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The Resident Director is a full-time, live-in staff member responsible for the overall functioning of their assigned residential areas. Our staff exist as educators who use our Residential Curriculum as a framework for student development and learning.

The primary responsibilities include initiating, implementing, maintaining, and evaluating efforts in the residential area that will result in educational, social, and cultural growth for the individual student and the entire living community. A Resident Director (RD) at Tulane University fulfills five primary areas within the Office of Housing and Residence Life: Staff Supervision, Community Development, Student Development, Departmental Responsibilities, and Administrative Duties. This position serves as a catalyst for student engagement in the residence hall communities and role models daily interactions with students for student staff.


What have you enjoyed most, as a Resident Director, while working at Tulane University?

Bridget Fish

There are a lot of things I enjoy about working as a Resident Director at Tulane University, but the thing I enjoy most are the student interactions. Whether it be through supervising the RAs, attending RA programs and engaging with residents, or just saying hello and building rapport with my students, these students are wonderful to work with. This year, my students have challenged me professionally and personally and I have learned a lot about myself and where I hope to go with a career in student affairs. Additionally, I enjoy the office culture here at Tulane. We are able to joke and have fun with each other, while still being able to get great work done!

- Bridget Fish, Resident Director, Josephine Louise Residence Hall

Christy Carral

Working at Tulane has afforded me the opportunity to work with some of the brightest students I have ever encountered. I am constantly humbled by their commitment and drive. I have learned so much in my time here and am looking forward to continue to work in a space where I am surrounded by people who challenge me, support me and assist in my development as professional.

- Christy Carral, Resident Director, Warren and Mayer Residence Halls