Student Affairs

Residence Life

Rolanda Burney, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs/Chief of Staff - rburney@bennett.edu - (336) 517-2243

The Office of Campus Life (OCL) is a department within Student Affairs and collaborates with other departments on campus to provide an atmosphere where all students can be successful through their participation in learning activities outside of the classroom. Additionally, OCL fosters a supportive and nurturing environment by encouraging each student at Bennett to grow spiritually, intellectually, culturally, and socially.

The Director of OCL is responsible for the areas of ACES (Academic Cultural Enrichment Series), New Student Orientation (NSO), and Residence Life.

ACADEMIC CULTURAL ENRICHMENT SERIES (ACES)
The Academic Cultural Enrichment Series (ACES) are programmed opportunities for personal and professional development. These programs include the four elements of building a successful student at the Oasis---- leadership, entrepreneurship, communications, and global awareness.

All students are required to attend ACES programs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. during each semester. Attendance is mandatory and is a condition of Bennett citizenship. Standard attire for ACES programs includes dresses, skirts, business dress pants and pant suits. These items should be suitable for work, internships, presentations, and participation in business and academic functions. Only dresses, skirts, and skirt suits are required for formal convocations: Convocatum Est, Honors Convocations, Senior Day, Founder’s Day, and Charter Day.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (NSO)
The New Student Orientation (NSO) calendar includes check-in procedures and activities to help reduce the confusion for new students and their families to get acquainted to the campus community. The NSO calendar of activities is placed on the Bennett’s homepage in June of each year.

RESIDENCE LIFE
Residence Life is the “heart” of Student Affairs. Residence Life provides a safe, diverse, and dynamic living/learning experience that promotes and inspires individuals to become empowered community members. The Director of Campus Life, the Resident Assistants (RAs), and the Residence Directors (RDs) consists of the residential team and provides services to make each resident on-campus experiences positive.

THE BENEFITS OF RESIDENTIAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES ARE:
to build a strong of community among a diverse student population
increase student involvement and motivation for student leadership development
improve students’ time to degree completion
enhance students’ intellectual development
increase student retention and academic achievement
have students become more intellectually mature and responsible for their own learning
to develop the capacity to care about the learning of their peers


THERE ARE FOUR FRESHWOMEN HALLS:
Barge
Jones
Pfeiffer
Reynolds


THERE ARE THREE UPPER CLASS HALLS:
Cone
Honors
Player

OFFICE HOURS
Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

LOCATION
David Dallas Jones Student Union, Rm. A



Resident Directors

Barge Hall

Ms. Brittany Cotton
bcotton@bennett.edu
336-517-1200

Honors Hall

Ms. Kimberly Drye
kdrye@bennett.edu

Jones Hall

Ms. Ashley Jones
aljones@bennett.edu
336-517-1401

Player Hall

Ms. Diondra Leake
dleake@bennett.edu
336-517-1851