OSL is part of the College’s Division of Campus Life, and is responsible for directing and/or advising a number of College programs & services. See below for our list of services, programs, & responsibilities, and the correlating program team members. For a general staff listing, click here.
Departmental Leadership & Support
As department head, Doug is responsible for department-wide program direction/development/assessment and budget development/management and professional staff supervision & development, and works closely with the program teams responsible for Housing & Residential Programs, Conferences & External Events, and Student & Intra-Campus Mail.
As department deputy head, Mike is responsible for professional staff supervision & development and works closely with the program team responsible for Student Centers, Organizations, & Events.
Ivy provides department-wide coordination for budgetary & financial paperwork & processes and manages all departmental supplies, equipment, and office spaces.
Kris is filling in for Ivy while Ivy is out on parental leave.
Program Team: Housing & Residential Programs
The Housing & Residential Programs staff team oversees undergraduate student housing assignment processes throughout the academic year and the summer, including lotteries/room draws, placements, data management, and room key distribution. They also oversee the upperclass residential life program (the Neighborhoods), including the selection, training, and ongoing supervision of the four student Neighborhood Directors and the 26 student Housing Coordinators and their community development & programming responsibilities. Programs that fall within residential life include Intramurals, Life After Williams, Williams After Dark, and Lyceum Dinners.
Program Team: Student Centers, Organizations, & Events
The Student Centers, Organizations, & Events staff team provides regular advisement & support to Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), College Council, All-Campus Entertainment (ACE), Senior Class Officers, the Yearbook, & Williams Motorcoach, and offer student event logistics & support for RSOs which fall under College Council’s purview. They oversee Club Sports, the RSO Purple Key Fair & the RSO Jamboree, & the semesterly Super Stressbusters program. They also provide workshops on leadership development, group budget & financial management, and host/server & TIPS training.
They manage the campus-wide Room Scheduler system (EMS), and are responsible for the day-to-day management of the Paresky Center, Goodrich Hall, and Dodd Commons, including usage parameters and prioritization, determination of tech support & staffing needs, furnishings, and vendors. They are responsible for programming at The Log as well as advising & working closely with the student management of the Goodrich Coffee Bar.
Program Team: Conferences & External Events
The Conferences & External Events staff team manages the Conferences program, working closely with clients and campus partners to execute camps and conferences on the Williams campus during the summer period. They are also the starting point for anyone proposing a non-Williams event or program to take place on campus property at any time of the year, including weddings.
Program Team: Student & Intra-Campus Mail Services
The Student & Intra-Campus Mail Services staff team manages student mail services, which includes first class mail receiving & distribution to student mailboxes, package receiving & distribution to students, and all correlating data management for box assignments and package notifications to students. They also provide daily intra-campus mail service between campus offices/departments and deliver departmental print jobs for Auxiliary Services. Additionally, they manage the Student Storage program for financial aid & international students.