LeTourneau University is a residential community that emphasizes growth and development within the living/learning environment. We are committed to providing a residence life program that nurtures the integration of the whole person intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Two of the primary forces for change in this integration process are the Holy Spirit and the influences of one's community. We are committed to making the residence halls positive, healthy places to live. Our residence halls are the focal point for many challenges that will encourage growth and development. As you meet these challenges, you will receive support from residence life staff who are trained to serve as skilled resources. The residence halls are more than just buildings in which to sleep and study. They are centers for growth and for learning to live with other people.
The residence life staff promotes the following basic objectives aimed at helping achieve unity and an atmosphere conducive to community life:
The Associate Dean for Student Life, under the direction of the Dean of Students, is responsible for providing structure to the Residence Life program, leadership to the Resident Directors, and guidance in the discipline process.
The Resident Director is a Master's level, full-time, live-in, professional staff member of the Division of Student Life, under the direction of the Dean of Students, and the immediate supervision of the Associate Dean for Student Life. The Resident Director works directly with students in developing comfortable living environments and assists individuals in their personal development. Each Resident Director is directly responsible for the Resident Assistants within their living area.
Each living area is assigned a student to serve as a Resident Assistant. The responsibility of the RA is to lead members in developing an atmosphere that will help students in spiritual, academic, and social growth. As representatives of the Division of Student Life, they are also entrusted with the responsibility to see that all regulations concerning housing and conduct are maintained.
Each hall floor has a Chaplain Intern who facilitates and encourages the spiritual life of the students in the living areas. The Chaplain Intern serves as an extension of the Spiritual Life Office in the student living areas of LeTourneau University. The Chaplain Intern will assist in the promotion of Christian faith and life within the LeTourneau community, particularly within the living area in which he or she resides.