Student and Residence Affairs Coordinator, I would like to welcome
you to our residence community. While this may be your first experience
living away from home, or your first time sharing a room with a roommate,
residence life will be a new and exciting experience for you. A new
experience can always be a little scary at first, and therefore I
suggest you meet as many people as you can; ask your proctors questions
regarding anything you do not understand; explore all areas of your
residence; and visit friends in other residences. Remember this will
be your home away from home for most of this year. Get to know what
is out there!
This handbook is designed to clearly define rules and
regulations as well as to list services and resources available to
You will even find tips related to laundry and successful
resident hall living. Please read this guide completely and thoroughly
as you are responsible for following all guidelines and policies contained
within. This guide should also be kept for future reference.
In closing I invite you to visit me at the Student Affairs
Office or call 452-0616 with any concerns that you have and I will
be glad to help you in any way in which I may. Have a wonderful year.
Student & Residence Affairs Coordinator
Here at St. Thomas University Residence Life is maintained under the
umbrella of Student Affairs. The Student Affairs Office is located
on the second floor of the Welcome/Admissions Building.
The office staff over sees the operation and management
of the Residence Community. Each person plays a large role in making
your stay at St. Thomas University rewarding.
Student Affairs Office
Jane McGinn-Giberson, Director of Student Affairs
Gayle Churchill, Student & Residence Affairs Coordinator
Sarah Calhoun, Office Coordinator
Shauna Stennick, Advising Coordinator
Allison Belyea-Geddes, Student Advisor
Ryan Conway, Student Advisor
Judy Coates, International Student Advisor
Susan Sears, Administrative Assistant
The office is open Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
You are welcome to drop in with questions or concerns. We can also
be reached by:
Life Staff (Live-in)
In addition to our central office staff, we employ a number of live-in
staff members who play a crucial part in our Residence Community. They
Student & Residence
Our Student & Residence Affairs Coordinator, Gayle Churchill presently
resides in Rigby Hall. She supervises the management of the entire residence
community. The overall responsibility of the Residence Life Manager
is to ensure a positive learning living environment is maintained with
a high degree of respect for all residents.
In each residence, a Residence Coordinator (RC) is appointed. The RC
is a senior student who lives in residence and works closely with the
Student Affairs Office. Essentially, the RC is responsible for the quality
of residence life through the day to day operation of the residences.
Their job includes supervising the Proctors, handling regular disciplinary
matters, planning educational programming for the residents and being
available for emergency situations.
Coordinators for 2004-2005 are:
Hall: Steve Travis, Room 234
Holy Cross House: Catherine Tupper, Room 124
Chatham Hall: Cody MacDonald, Room 350
Rigby Hall: Amanda Fahie, Room 117
Vanier Hall: Genna Murphy, Room 244
The Residence Coordinator for the Windsor Street properties is Tarah
Henderson. Tarah’s role is to be a resource person for the residents
of the Windsor Street properties. Her responsibilities include, but
are not limited to, check in/out, as well as reporting repairs/concerns
etc, to the appropriate University Departments.
Each residence hall has a team of Proctors. The Proctors are all students.
The role of the Proctor is that of a community leader. Their responsibilities
reach beyond their individual wings and Houses to the entire residence
community. Through Welcome Week activities, social events, residence
discipline, and other programs, the proctors ensure that all residents
get to know each other and turn those strangers next door into friends.
They provide guidance to the residents in academic matters as well
as any personal problems that may arise.
Proctors take part in extensive training programmes before residence
opens. They are trained in First Aid, CPR, conflict resolution, stress
management, and crisis intervention. They may not have all the answers
but they are also aware of other resources available so they can point
you in the right direction if you need assistance. Proctors can be
trusted to be confidential and discreet in all situations.
These Proctors have all lived in residence before and have experienced
first-hand what it is like to be living away from home for the first
time. Each day in residence there is a Proctor on duty. He/she does
regular walks through the house to meet with students and is proactive
regarding potential noise and other disruptions. You will find a schedule
of Proctors on duty and a list of their rooms and phone numbers posted
in your wing. Please see the Proctor on duty when you require assistance.
Occasionally your Proctor will schedule a wing meeting to provide
you with any necessary information and to also allow you an opportunity
to give your feedback on residence issues.
for 2004-2005 are:
Bridget Bent, Chad Bolton, Laura Glynn, Jeffrey Prosser, Clayton Beaton
and Corey Steeves
Holy Cross House
Carley Adair, Justin Belliveau and Julia Shawn
Kelly Jo Davidson, Shantel Kelly, Tiffany Robertson, Gavin Rolland
and Gregory Tubb
Melissa Dube, Tina Northup, Adam Robertson, Michael Rundle, George
Steeves and Cory Flynn
Kristin Cluff, Laura Kennedy, Valerie Kent, Sarah Murray, Anna Tripp
and Moncia O’Donnell
Applying for Proctorship
Applications are normally called in late January or February. Students
must meet particular academic criteria as well as demonstrated leadership
qualities to be considered in the application process. Further details
outlined in the application package.