About

RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE?
A shared physical and intellectual space that generates its energy from collaboration, both formal and informal, between teachers and students outside the classroom.

FACULTY PRINCIPAL?
The faculty-in-residence & leader of the Res College, responsible for providing the academic vision & fostering engagement in the community. Lives on the 4th floor!

HOUSE?
We are a large Residential College, so we have created smaller communities known as Houses, each with a unique personality. Your house will be your family within West AJ!

AFP?
An Associate Faculty Principal serves as a faculty leader and the primary mentor for all students and faculty of their House, further promoting academic engagement.

SENIOR FELLOW?
Each House has several faculty members from across the university that are dedicated to the academic and social initiatives across the Residential College.

GRF?
Each House has one live-in Graduate Residential Fellow who works closely with the AFP and House Council to coordinate programming and provide mentorship.

JUNIOR FELLOW?
Any undergraduate resident of the Residential College. We are a diverse community that boasts students from all majors, academic years, and walks of life!

HOUSE COUNCIL?
The leadership of a House. Each House has a Council made up of engaged Junior Fellows who want to make an impact in their community through academic and social programming.

ALLIANCE?
As a unified Residential College, the Alliance helps create an space for the four House Councils to collaborate on building-wide initiatives.

SLC?
The Student Life Coordinator is a live-in professional staff member who, along with the Assistant SLC (a grad student), addresses health and happiness of the Junior Fellows.

RA?
There are 14 undergraduate Resident Advisors in West AJ, placed two per floor to build community and provide support to their fellow students.

AIMS of EDUCATION?
Each August, the Res College hosts a distinguished speaker to challenge students to reflect on what it means to be “educated.” The core of the Res College’s mission.

HOUSE DINNER?
Every Thursday between 5-7pm, students from all four Houses gather at D2 Dining Hall to share a meal in the East Dining Room, reserved just for us!

FACULTEA?
The Faculty Principal hosts a guest speaker in their apartment on a weekly basis. All residents of the Res College are welcome for food and conversation.