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Living in Community

Research has shown that residential living is an important factor in successful completion of a higher education degree. During the transition to college life, living on campus provides a needed anchor for personal and academic development. Students who live in residence halls earn higher grades, are less likely to drop out, and have greater satisfaction with their college experience. They tend to build closer relationships with other students, as well as with faculty and staff. Because of these factors, the higher education experience at ETBU is rooted in residential living.

ETBU has such a strong commitment to the importance of the residential experience that all full-time single students under the age of 21, not living with a parent within commuting distance, are required to live on campus and participate in the food service program. Students wanting to live off campus must be 21 by the first class day of the semester and they must fill out a permission to live off campus form in the Office of Student Affairs. In order to maintain consistency within the peer groups in residence halls, the University has limited space available for students age 25 and older on a first-come, first-served basis.

Any exceptions to the housing policy must be granted in writing by the Vice President for Student Affairs. For more information about Residence Life call Student Affairs at 903.923.2320.

Residence Hall Staff

Each Residence Hall is overseen by a professional staff member known as a Resident Director. That person oversees a group of Resident Assistants (RA’s). Each RA lives on a hall with 20-50 residents and is the main point person for those residents.

Director

Director of Residence Life, Lauren Moore

Resident Directors

  • University Apartments Resident Director, Colton Sherwood
  • Mabee Housing Complex Resident Director, Nick Hanson
  • Fry Hall Resident Manager, Quinten McKenzie
  • Ornelas Residential Center Resident Director, Arlette Henderson
  • Centennial Hall Male Resident Director, Frank Morphis
  • Centennial Hall Female Resident Director, Desirae Pearcy
  • Linebery Hall Resident Manager, Laura Coursey
Interested in Becoming an RA?

We are looking for students who are interested in serving their peers through this very unique opportunity. If you are someone who loves ETBU, loves people, and you are ready to step into this student leadership role, please consider applying to be an RA for 2018-2019!

Here is the date information for our 2018-2019 Resident Assistant Selection Process:

Informational Meetings
*Must attend one of these mandatory meetings

  • Monday, January 29, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in Edwards Governance Room
  • Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in Edwards Governance Room
  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. in Edwards Governance Room


Applications due – Friday, February 9, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

Individuals Interviews – Wednesday, February 14 - Friday, February 23, 2018

2018-2019 Resident Assistant Team Announced – Friday, March 9, 2018

More information will be going out in January regarding the RA Selection Process. However, if you have questions beforehand, please don’t hesitate to talk with your Resident Director!

We are excited you are considering this awesome leadership opportunity!