Living on campus increases the chance that new students will achieve academic and personal success. Several studies on the effects of residence hall living have been conducted throughout the United States which demonstrate the importance of living on campus. A summary of this research (Pascarella and Terenzini, 2005) points toward the following positive effects of living in the residence halls during one’s college years:

  • Enhanced effort and involvement in academic, social, and extracurricular activities
  • Greater personal growth and development
  • Increased openness to diversity
  • More involvement with other students, faculty, and the institution as a whole
  • Increased satisfaction with the college experience
  • Increased likelihood to persist in college and graduate

Staff

Jerry Burkhammer photo Jerry Burkhammer
Director of Residence Life, Student Life
320 Alan B. Mollohan Campus Community Center
304-462-6413
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Ashley Edwards photo Ashley Edwards
Residence Hall Director, Student Life
(304) 462-6411
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George Montgomery photo Mr. George Montgomery
Residence Hall Director, Student Life
304-462-6412
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Resident Assistants

Image not available Dante Absher
Goodwin Hall
Shannyn Amato Shannyn Amato
Goodwin Hall
Seth Aldridge Seth Aldridge
Goodwin Hall
Brittaney Burdette Brittaney Burdette
Goodwin Hall
Brianna Caison Brianna Caison
Goodwin Hall
Robert Cline Robert Cline
Pioneer Village
Mariah Daniels Mariah Daniels
Pioneer Village
Chelsea Dorsey Chelsea Dorsey
Pioneer Village
Larisa Gordon Larisa Gordon
Goodwin Hall
Image not available Vaton Huggins
Pioneer Village
Kayli Hudson Kayli Hudson
Pioneer Village
Cedric Johnson Cedric Johnson
Goodwin Hall
Justin Lewis Justin Lewis
Goodwin Hall
J.P. McClung II J.P. McClung II
Pioneer Village
Quentin Murphy Quentin Murphy
Goodwin Hall
Image not available Donald Pierre-Louis
Pioneer Village
Jonathan Rhodes Jonathan Rhodes
Pioneer Village
Image not available John Royce
Goodwin Hall
Image not available Richard Sloan
Goodwin Hall
Image not available Johnni Tillman
Goodwin Hall