Residence Life Programs and Leadership

Program and Workshop Topics

The Office or Residence Life sponsors programs and workshops on a variety of topics. These sessions are open to all students living on campus, and occur regularly from September to May each academic year.

Recent topics include:

  • Body Image
  • Stress Management
  • Resolving Conflict Approaches
  • Time Management
  • Women's Health
  • Men's Health
  • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
  • Midterm/Final Prep
  • Financial Aid Workshops
  • Faculty Mentor Program
  • University Survival Skills
  • Cultural/Historical Outing
  • Leadership/Community Service
  • Closing Activity
  • Sexual Assault
  • Academic Skills:
    • Study Skill Centered Sessions
    • Academic Workshops
    • Weekly Tutoring Sessions
    • Computer-Assisted Instruction

Resident Assistants (RAs)

Coppin residence halls have a Resident Hall Manager (RHM) and several Resident Assistants (RAs). An RA is a trained student staff member who works with residence hall residents. An RA has many responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • serving as a para-counselor to students
  • being a resource for students with academic or other concerns
  • enforcing residence hall policies

These trained staff members are residence hall leaders, who must exemplify character, integrity, respect, and accountability at all times. All RAs must go through a 1-2 week intensive training every semester. All RAs get room and board fees waived as compensation for serving in this residential leadership role.

Inter-Residence Hall Council (IRHC)

This council is student-led governing body who represents the issues and concerns of those students living on campus. They are responsible for planning residential programming, leading meetings, and responding to resident concerns.