Residential Life Staff




The Residential Life staff strives to develop positive relationships with residential students and help make their Sarah Lawrence residence a genuine home away from home.


Lynn Arthur currently serves as the director of Residential Life. She is responsible for the comprehensive residential life program, providing overall leadership to all professional and student staff of the department. Lynn is responsible for occupancy management planning, broad supervision, residential student conduct review, and policy development. She endeavors to implement a strategic vision for on-campus housing where SLC residential communities are engaging and co-curricular living environments, fully integrated into the campus community.

Associate Director

Eric Rivera currently serves as the associate director of Residential Life. He is responsible for assisting the director with the implementation and management of a comprehensive program for our diverse residential population of more than 1100 students. Eric also supervises professional and student staff and provides focused support for housing operations, including room selection and assignment processes. He provides leadership in enhancing the quality of life for students, developing a sense of community agency, and encouraging self-advocacy by students.

Residential Life Coordinator

The Residential Life Coordinator is a temporary, fulltime professional position currently held by D’andre Grant. In this role, D’andre is dedicated to several student-centered priorities for 2021–22: He helps coordinate logistics and residential care for students in quarantine and isolation and the RLC also plays a key role in helping Residential Life transform its housing selection and assignment processes in preparation for the 2022–23 academic year.

IQ Coordinator

Residential Life is pleased to welcome Reid Kirtley as our Isolation Quarantine Coordinator for Fall 2021 semester. Reid shares professional Isolation/Quarantine On-Call responsibilities with the RLC and he currently oversees logistics and residential care for students in quarantine and isolation. The IQ Coordinator is also charged with supporting wellness programming and compliance with COVID-19 throughout campus among other responsibilities.

Assistant Residential Life Coordinators

Assistant Residential Life Coordinators (ARLCs) are graduate students who live in the undergraduate residence halls. Each ALRC supervises a small staff of Resident Advisors (RAs). As paraprofessionals, the ARLCs also help manage programming budgets, provide support to the professional staff, oversee special programs, and explain and enforce College policies.

All Residential Life professionals and paraprofessionals serve in various on-call capacities and work closely with their Student Life colleagues and other campus partners to help meet the needs of all Sarah Lawrence students and collaboratively foster a safe, inclusive campus community.

Resident Advisors

Resident Advisors (often referred to as RAs) are undergraduate students who live amongst their peers in Sarah Lawrence’s many residence halls, small homes, and apartments to help respond to issues related to life on campus. RAs provide friendly guidance and support to the students they serve. They are responsible for explaining and enforcing campus policies. They also facilitate educational, cultural, and social programs that build community and student engagement within their residential areas.