We work with the goal in mind of developing floor and building communities that have a shared identity, and sense of personal investment from its members. Our Residence Staff follow a Community Development framework, used to support their residents and develop the capacity of their floor communities. This Community Development model and framework is rooted in research, based on the rhythm of the academic year, and is supportive of the Western student culture.
Residence Staff identify the needs of their community - through ongoing needs assessments - and are addressed through a number of methods, such as connecting individually with students, organizing floor meeting discussions around certain topics, bringing in a campus expert to speak about a shared floor concern, or even organizing an event with a outcome in mind. RAs & Dons have the flexibility of addressing needs in a manner that best suits the character of their community.
Our Academic & Leadership Programmers (ALPs), Assistant Program Coordinators (APCs) and Learning Community Leaders (LCLs) follow a similar framework to that of RAs & Dons. It has been adapted to meet their job requirements.
If you'd like to learn more about Western's Community Development Model, please contact us at email@example.com.
Ontario Hall, Room 3C10
8:30am - 4:30 pm
Monday to Friday
Office of Residence Education and Programs
Room 3C10, Ontario Hall
230 Sarnia Road