Carthage College has long been committed to the residential nature of a college education and along with that, the safety and security of every student. Every hall has dedicated staff that is responsible for developing a positive, responsible and responsive community so that each resident has the opportunity to develop academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.
Each of the residence halls has at least one live-in staff member who can assist a student who needs help and most of the halls have many staff members to choose from. Each student has their own Resident Assistant, a student staff member who receives approximately a week and half of training to learn how to best help students, whether they need help with using the laundry machine or something much more serious. In addition, each hall also has an Assistant Hall Director, who is a student staff member who has served at least one full year as a Resident Assistant. These students have also received training on how to assist students, and one is on call each weeknight to respond to student concerns.
Each hall also has a Hall Director, who is a full-time professional staff member. All of our Hall Directors have master’s degrees in relevant fields, and receive extensive training on how to best assist students. There is a Hall Director on call 24/7/365, and students can contact him or her at any time for assistance.
In addition to the Office of Student Life staff, Carthage College Security operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Security responds to medical emergencies, vehicle accidents, reports of theft, lost and found property, and other service requests concerning safety and security of our campus community. Security officers are trained and certified in first aid, CPR, and the use of Automatic External Defibrillators. The ultimate goal of the Security Department is to promote a safe environment in which our community members can live and learn during their tenure at Carthage.