Residence Life

Resident Assistants

The Office of Residence Life supports the Mission of Washington & Jefferson College: to graduate people of uncommon integrity, competence, and maturity who are effective lifelong learners and responsible citizens, and who are prepared to contribute substantially to the world in which they live. We advance the development of skills, knowledge, personal qualities, and a worldview that characterize a well-educated person.

We join our partners in the Office of Student Life in promoting student success through campus and community engagement in a residential, liberal arts college setting. We value Respect, Transformation, Connection, & Purpose. Our Goal areas include Student Development, Community Development, Holistic Learning, Diversity, Responsibility & Integrity, and Professional Excellence. Click to learn more about the Mission, Values, & Goals of the Office of Student Life.

Our student team of Resident Assistants(RAs) is an integral part of Residence Life and students' experience at W&J. RAs build and maintain strong communities in the residence halls and serve as community resources. They are trained to help students answer questions, resolve roommate conflicts, refer students to campus services, and make the most of the W&J experience.

The Office of Residence Life is located on the upper-level of the Rossin Campus Center. Offices are also located on the first floor of Mellon Hall and in the First-year Resource Center in Alexander Hall. You can reach a staff member by calling 724-229-5120 or via email:


Lisa Allen, Secretary

Tyler Kowcheck, Director of Residence Life

Karen Stefaniak, Assistant Director of Residence Life: Housing Operations

Tiphane Purnell, Assistant Director of Residence Life: Residential Education

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