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Residence Life

Residence Life Staff

Residence Life is responsible for promoting and maintaining an environment where students are free to develop academically and socially. Developing a sense of personal and communal responsibility and respecting the rights of others is also an important part of this program. Residence Life staff members oversee the management of Butler’s residence halls and apartment-style options. These staff members are committed to promoting student development through educational and social programs.

Interim Director

Bridget Mearns Bucey 

The Interim Director for Residence Life is the senior member of the Residence Life leadership team that advances student learning in an intentionally inclusive residential environment.  The Interim Director is responsible for supervision of full-time Community Directors (CDs), indirect supervision of graduate students and student staff, day to day operations of the Office of Residence Life, crisis management, programming, and budget oversight.  The Interim Director also serves as a representative and/or appoints representatives of Residence Life to various academic and administrative offices and committees across campus.

Community Directors

Community Directors manage and supervise the three residence halls and apartment areas. Specific responsibilities include supervising Resident Assistants (RAs) or Apartment Community Assistants (ACAs), advising hall governments, providing programming, assisting students with individual problems or concerns, and serving as judicial officers. Each Community Director lives in their area and has an office in the area. Your Community Director is an invaluable resource during your stay in the residence halls. Contact your Community Director by email or stop by the front office of the residence hall to set up an appointment to meet with them.

Angelica Smith—First-Year Areas
  • Irvington House
  • Residential College (ResCo)/Ross Hall
Shannon Mulqueen—Continuing Areas
  • Fairview House

  • Apartment Village, Butler Terrace, South Campus Apartments, and University Terrace

Assistant Community Directors

Assistant Community Directors (ACDs) are graduate students currently enrolled in a graduate program at Indiana University. The ACD will assist in the daily management and supervision of their assigned residence hall. ACDs will complete tasks including, but not limited to, supervision of student staff members, serving as a Conduct Review Officer, advising the Hall Government for their assigned hall, and many other tasks integral to the success of the building.

Coordinator of Housing Operations

Otis Jefferson

Otis assists the Director of Residence Life in the daily operations of the residence halls and apartment areas. Otis' responsibilities include keeping accurate occupancy reports and records, student billing, and other assignment matters.

Administrative Specialist

Sherry Williams

Sherry is responsible for assisting the Director and Associate Director of Residence Life as well as the Residence Life Coordinators. She supports all administrative functions including correspondence, judicial files, students staying for University breaks, and the room selection process.

Resident Assistants

RAs are Butler students who are available to help you while you are living in the residence hall. One RA lives on each unit. They plan programs and activities, assist in developing a respectful community, serve as a resource for your concerns, and enforce hall policies.

Apartment Community Assistants

Apartment Community Assistants (ACAs) are upper division student leaders who live in the Apartment Complexes (Apartment Village, Butler Terrace, South Campus Apartments, and University Terrace) and assist residents. ACAs are responsible for supporting student learning in the apartments, enforcing policy, and providing general support for students living in the apartments.


Faculty In Residence (FIR) are full-time Butler faculty members who live on campus within one of the Residential areas; including Residential College, Irvington House, Ross Hall and Fairview House. These faculty are individuals who are committed to students and the learning experience that takes place outside of the classroom. They plan and implement educational and social initiatives within the halls. They also provide academic support and opportunities within and outside of the Residential areas. Three FIRs work with specific Living Learning Communities, such as Honors and Alternative Medicine. 

Residential College Faculty-in-Residence

John Esteb—Department of Chemistry

Duane Leatherman—Department of Math

Erin Garriott—College of Education

Fairview House Faculty-in-Residence

Catherine Pangan—College of Education

Irvington House Faculty-in-Residence

Jane Gervasio—College of Pharmacy 

Desk Assistants

Residence hall and apartment front desks are open every day and are staffed by student employees. Desk assistants are responsible for logging and distributing packages, managing rental equipment, and connecting students to a CA/ACA in the event of a lockout. Check the front office for specific hours for each hall. All apartment complexes utilize the Apartment Village front desk for services.

Front Office Phone Numbers

ResCo: 317-940-9851
Ross Hall: 317-940-9335
Fairview House: 317-940-8618
University Terrace: 317-940-6800
Apartment Village: 317-940-6024
Residence Life: 317-940-9458