Residential Life comprises a team of students, faculty, and professional staff who strive to enhance the quality of the residential experience by cultivating an atmosphere conducive to educational pursuits and developing community among the student body. This team includes resident advisers (RAs), undergraduates who live in the residence halls and serve as peer mentors and educators. Residential Life helps facilitate connections among hallmates, provides programming opportunities, and supports shared community standards. Residential Life staff provide guidance through any challenges you may experience adjusting to residential living at Columbia. Fraternity and Sorority Life is also a vibrant part of the residential experience and the Columbia community. Through its programs, initiatives and outreach, Residential Life focuses on enriching community, enhancing wellness, instilling accountability and celebrating diversity.