Residence Life Staff

The Office of Residence Life provides a dynamic living and learning environment with social opportunities and educational experiences planned throughout the academic year. Residence halls provide a comfortable and secure environment and serve as centers for community development as well as growth.

DC's well-trained staff - which includes student peers - has a strong commitment to create and maintain a positive atmosphere for all students. You'll quickly get to know your Resident Assistant (RA). RAs are specially-trained student leaders who serve as role models, peer counselors, educators, information providers, and supervisors to the residents of his or her living area. RAs assist residential students in lots of ways - by planning fun and educational activities, suggesting campus resources, and maintaining a safe environment. They serve "on duty" to provide for student needs during evening hours.


DIRECTOR OF RESIDENCE LIFE & CAMPUS HOUSING
HALL DIRECTOR

Oversees all Residence Life operations including roommate pairing, housing selection, residence hall discipline, RA selection, RA staff training, and manages evening crisis response and professional duty. One of two live-in full-time professionals who serves as the primary administration and management of the residence halls to ensure residence life activities and programs promote the academic, personal, social, spiritual and physical development of the students. In addition, serve as an additional presence in the halls during the evening hours. Hall Directors serve as primary respondents to crisis and student conduct issues in the halls.

Jennifer Walton

Jennifer Walton

Room phone: 419-783-2601
Phone: 419-783-2563
Fax: 419-783-2597
jwalton@defiance.edu
residencelife@defiance.edu


WHITNEY HALL DIRECTOR

Sidney Faine

Sidney Faine