The Office of the Associate Dean for Student Development is directly responsible for Residence Life. The Associate Dean and professional staff members work in conjunction with the Dean for Student Life in promoting a positive living community. These professional staff members reside on campus and directly administer the college judicial process, and policies and procedures relating to safety, training, programming, and management of student support staff. Resident Advisors serve as role models to students in their residence halls and work toward the creation of positive and healthy living/learning communities.
For more information about residential regulations, students are encouraged to review their Housing Agreement.
Open Door Policy
The Office of Residence Life incorporates a liberal open-door policy where students are encouraged to visit and communicate with professional and student staff members freely. We welcome the opportunity to connect with students at any of our locations on campus.
On Campus Housing
Cazenovia College is primarily a residential community. Experience and national studies demonstrate that the majority of traditional-age students living on campus develop better socially, personally, and academically than their peers who live off campus. Therefore, all full-time freshmen, sophomores and juniors are required to live in College residence halls, except for those who live within commuting distance and reside with parents, relatives and legal guardians or have been granted exemption from the Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Student Life. "Full-time" is defined as maintaining at least twelve (12) credit hours per semester.
- Juniors have priority for exemptions based upon space availability.
The minimum requirements necessary for consideration of an exemption(s) are:
- Good academic standing, a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or written endorsement from the student’s Academic Advisor.
- Written endorsement of the request from a parent or legal guardian
- Exceptions can only be granted for exceptional reasons.
The Resident Advisor (RA) serves many roles including community builder, role model, resource person, educator through programming and administrator. Their main purpose is to develop and maintain a positive living and learning environment that promotes and encourages positive interpersonal, educational, social and professional development. For many residential students, their RA will be the most important link to the College.
Students interested in becoming a Resident Advisor can download the Position Description and the Application Information Sheet. Resident Advisor Applications are currently being accepted for the 2013-2014 academic year. The application deadline is March 20, 2013.
Academic Responsibilities Which Affect On Campus Housing
A student must be enrolled full-time and maintain at least the equivalent of 12 credit hours per semester to live in College-owned or leased housing.
Students wishing to live in Village Commons or the 9 Sullivan Street Apartments must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher at the time in which they select a room during housing lottery and keep the cumulative GPA while residing in Village Commons or the 9 Sullivan Street Apartments. Failure to do so may result in relocation to another residence hall.
Removal from Residence Halls
Residency in a College facility is a privilege. Failure to abide by College policies and procedures as outlined in the Student Handbook and in the Housing Agreement may result in a student being removed from residency.