Housing & Residential Life
University of Michigan-Flint
303 E Kearsley Street
375 University Center
Flint, MI 48502-1950
Phone: (810) 237-6571
Fax: (810) 762-3362
INQUIRIES: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
|Kimberly Butka, Director||Housing and Residential Life||(810) email@example.com|
|Qiana Perrean Smith; Assistant Director||Housing & Residential Life||(810) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Keith Flewelling; Hall Director||First Street Residence Hallemail@example.com|
|Alicia Gillman, Community Advisor||First Street Residence Hallfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deb Beattie; Administrative Assistant||Housing and Residential Life||(810) email@example.com|
The Hall Director (HD) is a full-time professional staff member who will live in the residence hall and provide leadership for student staff (Resident Advisors and Front Desk staff) and students. The Hall Director will advise student groups, co-direct living learning communities, encourage student safety and security, promote diversity and social justice and provide resources for conflict resolution.
The Community Advisor (CA) is a live-in student staff member committed to the safety and comfort of our residents and community. The CA is part of the Residence Hall building staff whose primary responsiblity is building a community, responding to critical incidents, and supporting residents in the hall.
The Resident Advisor (RA) position is essential to the success of the students in the residence hall. The staff in Housing and Residential Life will be committed to an educational approach in order to provide for the most meaningful experience for our residents. One of the key responsibilities of an RA is that of a multicultural community builder. The RA commits to getting to know each resident, both individually and collectively, by investing time and energy into activities and events that will help facilitate the development of positive and meaningful relationships.
DPS is getting connected with our community! The UM-Flint Department of Public Safety (DPS) has established a community-oriented policing service that we call Connection Officer Program (COP). COP uses a customer service focused approach to meeting the safety needs of the community we serve. Our goal is to be more accessible and approachable by members of our campus community, while providing efficient and effective services to the campus that we serve. Our community policing philosophy is at the foundation for all of our operational strategies. It emphasizes the establishment of police-community partnerships and a problem-solving approach that is responsive to the needs of our campus community. One of the major objectives of our COP efforts is to establish an active partnership between DPS and the various campus community groups that, while working together, can evaluate problems and design and help implement solutions that are community-based. This requires us to make a conscious effort to create a culture in which our community partners actively and willingly partnership with DPS. There is a DPS Connection Officer assigned to a number of the large formal groups on campus. From First Street Housing to Student Government, a Connection Officer is currently working to build long-lasting and effective relationships built on mutual respect and trust. In fact, we just opened a COP office at 1st Street Housing! The Connection Officer Program rests on the ideas of empowerment, creating a sense of joint responsibility and commitment to a safe campus. We recognize and acknowledge that this effort will require time, training and commitment from both our DPS personnel and our campus community.