Each Residence Hall has a live-in professional staff member who is available for consultation, counseling, and discussion. Resident Directors (RDs) are available in the evening hours for emergency student-related needs. RDs work closely with Resident Assistants on each floor assisting in programming and urgent situations.
Each floor of students (between 14 and 40 resident students) has a Resident Assistant (RA) who lives in a central location on the floor. RAs at Eastern are concerned with each individual's adjustment to and success in college. They are supportive, mature students who are trained in paraprofessional counseling skills, crisis intervention, and community building. When campus expectations are not met or policies are violated, the RA will often be the first person to confront the student. However, the primary goal of the RA is to establish a harmonious living situation on the floor that fits the goals and expectations of the University.