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Office of Residential Life and Education

Welcome to Doane University’s Office of Residential Life and Education

Here is where you will find all the information you need to plan your student housing experience. You’ll have an engaging and dynamic experience to help propel you towards success.

Mission Statement

We shape student success in our community by promoting a healthy environment built on service leadership, accountability, equity, and inclusion.

Core Values

Community, Empowerment and Inclusion.


In this video, we delve into the heart of our office's core values and how they seamlessly integrate into the unique experience of living on campus. Through student interviews, we'll highlight the ways in which our office actively embodies these values.

Contact Information

Brian Stutz - Director of Residence Life 
(402) 826-2161

[email protected]

Safety Office
(402) 826-8669

Residence Life Emergency Lines

Southside: Hansen, Frees, Sheldon (402) 826-8475
Northside: Smith, Brodie (402) 826-8301

These numbers reach our emergency-line cell phones, meaning we cannot provide administrative support when called at these numbers.

Important Dates

For important dates to know about housing and residence halls, view our Crete Academic Calendar.

Important Forms

Off Campus Exemption Process

Off Campus Exemption Process

Housing Accommodations

Any housing accommodations (medical singles, emotional support animals, etc.) must go through the ADA Coordinator and require documentation and approval. Please contact Gwendolyn Lopez- [email protected]


Community Advisor
CAs have been hired for the 2024-2025 academic year. The CA Hiring process for the 2025-2026 academic year will take place in January of 2025.

If you have any questions you can email [email protected].

Community Advisors are a select group of upperclassmen students who have demonstrated an interest in developing and assisting their fellow students. The Community Advisor lives and oversees a floor of students in the residence halls. Community Advisors are trained in a number of different areas including crisis management, conflict resolution, and event planning. Interviews will be led by the Community Director staff and include both an individual and group interview process portion. To apply for this job, submit the following application and a resume.

Our Team

The Director of Residential Life and Education provides leadership and guidance to the entire residential Doane community. They serve as the Senior Housing Officer and Chief Judicial Officer. Their office is located in the Perry Campus Center.

Community Directors (CD) are trained professionals who oversee the smooth operation of our residence halls. They are available to students in their residence hall offices Monday through Thursday 9am-5pm and Fridays from 9am-4:30pm, and at least one CD is always on call for the University. Supporting the Community Advisors and promoting student success are their primary responsibilities.

Community Advisors (CA) are peer resources in the residence halls. Each CA is a trained, mature student who helps check residents in and out of their room, plans activities and events for their hall, serves as a resource for students' needs, and is on duty periodically for emergencies.  CAs are available in their rooms most evenings; when their doors are open, feel free to stop by and say hello! For more information on joining our team as a Community Advisor, please reach out to a ResLife team member.

Brian Stutz, Director of Residential Life and Education

Brian Stutz - Director of Residential Life and Education

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Emily Hand, Assistant Director of Residence Life

Emily Hand - Assistant Director of Residence Life

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Phoenix Sadd, Community Director

Phoenix Sadd - Community Director

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Nadia Lanik, Community Director

Nadia Lanik - Community Director

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Teresa Goodwater, Community Director

Teresa Goodwater - Community Director

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Alexis Lipson, Community Director

Alexis Lipson - Community Director

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