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About Our Department

 

Housing Mission

The Office of Housing and Residence Life creates a safe living environment which promotes holistic learning and personal growth among residents. This environment fosters independent thinking and accountable personal-decision making. Through our programs and services, we challenge students to be engaged, community-minded and academically successful.

Housing Core Values

  1. Providing residents with the support and resources to promote successful transitions and practical, applicable learning experiences conducive to academic and personal success.
  2. We strive to ensure that students are civically aware and engaged by providing opportunities for involvement with East Georgia State College and the greater Swainsboro community.
  3. We encourage students to understand, appreciate, and promote tolerance of diverging views, opinions and differing backgrounds through intentional programs and educational conversations.
  4. We promote an ethic of team work that connects our department with others in support of the mission of East Georgia State College.
  5. We collaborate strategically and closely with the College Police Department, Corvias, IT Services, and Plant Operations to ensure that student residences are safe, secure and well maintained.

Housing Outcomes

  1. Students who reside on campus will demonstrate higher cumulative GPAs than comparable commuter students.
  2. Students who reside on campus will demonstrate higher rates of retention than comparable commuter students.
  3. 90% of residential students who participate in housing programs will report that their resident assistant made attempts to engage them and connect them with campus resources conducive to their individual success.
  4. Residential occupancy will increase by at last 8% from the previous year with a goal of 100% occupancy by Fall 2018. (Goal has been exceeded as of August 2017)
  5. Reduce housing cancellations for reasons of student dissatisfaction from Fall 17 to Spring 18 by 50%.
  6. Students who participate as resident assistants or members of the residence hall association will retain at higher rates than non-employees.

Housing Professional Staff Members

Angela M. Storck, M.Ed
Director of Housing
Office: Bobcat Villas South
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., M - F
astorck@ega.edu
 

Shanae Vaifanua
Assistant Director of Housing
Office: Bobcat Villas West
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., M - F
kvaifanua@ega.edu
 

Coleman Bailey
Residence Life Coordinator
Office Location: Clubhouse
Hours: 3 p.m. - 11 p.m., M - F
ccbailey@ega.edu
 

Kenneth McClendon
FT Housing Safety Assistant
Office: Clubhouse
kmcclendo@ega.edu
 

Wayne Jukes
FT Housing Safety Assistant
Office: Clubhouse
wjukes@ega.edu
 

Sierra Hall
PT Housing Assistant
Office: Clubhouse
sbhall@ega.edu
 

Virginia McAllister
PT Housing Assistant
Office: Clubhouse
vmcallister@ega.edu
 

Robert Bodenhamer
Operations Manager - Corvias
Maintenance Office: Clubhouse
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M - F
Robert.Bodenhamer@corvias.com

Bryson Rowland
Lead Technician - Corvias
Maintenance Office: Clubhouse
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M - F
Bryson.Rowland@corvias.com

 
 

Housing Rates

Academic Year 2017-2018

Both Bobcat Villas South and West will be priced at $3,030 per semester per student.

A $50 application fee (non-refundable) and a $50 reservation fee (refundable) are due at the time of application and must be paid yearly.
 

Academic Year 2018-2019 *

Booth Bobcat Villas South and West will be priced at *3,120 per semester per student.

A *$100 non-refundable application fee will be implemented Fall 2018 forward. No reservation fee will be collected.

*Rates are subject to change and pending Board of Regents approval.

 

Meal Plan Rates

The meal plan is mandatory for all students who choose to live on campus. Lunch will be served Monday - Friday, dinner will be served Monday - Thursday and residents will have $200 in flex dollars that they can use in the cafeteria, Café and coffee shop at any time throughout the semester. 9 Meals per week plus $200 flex dollars (MANDATORY for residential students; includes lunch on Friday’s in RLB Dining Hall)

Academic Year 2017-2018 (per semester rate)

Price Per Meal  $7.50
Meals Per Semester  143
Flex Funds Provided $200
Total Meal Plan Price $1,272


*Academic Year 2018-2019 (per semester rate)
*Price is subject to change and pending board of regents approval.

Housing Flex 200 Plan Housing Flex 350 Plan
Meals Per Semester 143 Meals Per Semester 142
Flex Funds Provided 200 Flex Funds Provided 350
Total Meal Plan Price $1,272 Total Meal Plan Price $1,422

 

Housing Choices


Bobcat Villa West

  • Occupancy: 212 residents
  • Style: 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartments
  • Amenities, included in price: Basic furnishings (extra-long twin bed, desk, chair, living room seating), refrigerator with icemaker, stove, cable hook-ups available in each room and living area,  wireless internet throughout the building, all utilities, computer lab and complementary laundry room inside complex, mail service, 24/7 security, and live-in management.
  • Security: Direct link to on-campus police department (Public Safety), state-of-the-art camera surveillance, access-card entry to complex and apartment, individual key entry to bedroom
  • Price: *3,120 per semester per academic year plus a $100 housing application fee due yearly (effective Fall 2018; subject to change and pending board of regents approval)
  • **In the event of overbooking, living rooms in Bobcat Villas West will be converted into temporary living space. To reduce the likelihood of your apartment being chosen, be sure to apply for housing early!
     

Bobcat Villas South

  • Occupancy: 200 residents
  • Style: 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartments
  • Amenities, included in price: Basic furnishings (extra-long twin bed, desk, chair, living room seating and TV stand, refrigerator with icemaker, stove, microwave, dishwasher), cable television in living room (with big screen, flat panel television), wireless internet throughout the building, all utilities, ceiling fans in living room and each bedroom, computer lab and complementary laundry room inside complex, mail service, 24/7 security, live-in management
  • Security: Direct link to on-campus police department (Public Safety), state-of-the-art camera surveillance, access-card entry to complex and apartment, individual key entry to bedroom
  • Price: *3,120 per semester per academic year plus a $100 housing application fee due yearly (effective Fall 2018; subject to change and pending board of regents approval)


 

Work for Housing as a Student Employee

Once a student has lived in campus housing for 1 semester, they are then eligible to apply for Resident Assistant (RA) positions within Bobcat Villas West and South. Resident Assistants are exactly as the term implies--they are student assistants who live and work within the residence halls in support of fellow residential students. 

Resident Assistants Function at the Highest Level in the Areas of:

  1. Role modeling and leadership
  2. Resource assistance and referral
  3. Student and community development
  4. Safety and security awareness
  5. Critical thinking and problem solving
  6. Customer service activities

Typical duties include:

  1. Working at the student reception desks in Bobcat Villas South or West.
  2. Attending regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  3. Conducting administrative duties as assigned, including but not limited to, occupancy checks and health and safety inspections.
  4. Creating and implementing programming and social activities for residential students.
  5. Providing a listening ear for fellow residents.
  6. Connecting residential students with campus resources to help them be successful.
  7. Participating as a part-time peer tutor as part of the Smarty Cats tutoring program.

Minimum Requirements for application consideration:

  1. Residency in on-campus housing for at least one full semester (exceptions provided on a case-by-case basis.
  2. Enrolled as a full-time, on-campus EGSC student (12+ credit hours) during period of employment.
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the start of and during the term of employment.
  4. Ability to balance academic, employment, personal and co-curricular commitments.
  5. Successful completion of the interview process (includes individual interview and group interview).

For More Information:
Phone: 478-289-2172
Fax: 478-419-1003
Email: housing@ega.edu