The Office of Residential Experience (ORE) aids in generating an on-campus home for all Caltech students by developing a safe, engaging, and inclusive environment that supports learning and underscores personal growth. ORE's purpose is to promote the academic, emotional, and personal growth of each student.
The Office of the Residential Experience works with all of the student government groups to assist in providing robust extra and co-curricular programming. Student volunteers are essential to the success and viability of our programs and we lend extensive expertise and assistance to the programs run by the groups.
ORE's five main objectives are: 1) Support student in residences; including programming, mentoring, and fun; 2) Engage students in their community, through clubs, events, and leadership; 3) Handle individual & campus emergencies; 4) Serve in the on-call role for student affairs; and 5) Coordinate administrative initiatives related to campus life.
ORE is comprised of three teams: Residential Life, Student Activities & Programs, and the Faculty in Residence. The Residential Life Team (Res Life) oversees the experience of living on campus. The team also aids in the community and student development, crisis intervention, house/residence programming, and support in day-to-day community challenges. We have 5 Residential Life Coordinators and 24 Resident Associates living throughout Caltech's houses and residences. The Student Activities and Programs (SAP) Team provides engaging experiences outside the classroom in hopes to connect members of the Caltech community through social, cultural, and intellectual programs. SAP supervises all Caltech clubs, organizations, the first-year experience, campus & house/residence events, and even provides a popular class on cooking basics.