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John Felice Rome Center

Student Life Assistants

What is a Student Life Assistant?

The Offices of the Associate Dean of Students and the Director of Residential Life and Student Services welcome students from all over the United States and assist with adjustment to a new culture, a new language and a new learning experience. The Associate Dean of Students, Cynthia Bomben, is aided by a Director of Residential Life and Student Services, Michael R. Beazley, along with a staff of Student Life Assistants, each of whom, having graduated from college and having lived in Rome, is a mature, invaluable resource to students.

The Student Life Assistants for the past academic year 2011–2012:

(L-R) Jack Spittle (Marquette University, Matthew Zundel (LUC), Gina Crovetti (Marquette University), Russell Gonzalez (LUC), Emily Reber (SLU), and Brian Godfrey (LUC).

Student Life Assistants for the upcoming academic year 2012–2013 are: Gina Crovetti (Marquette University), Brian Godfrey (Loyola University Chicago), Russell Gonzalez (Loyola University Chicago), Emily Reber (Saint Louis University), Jack Spittle (Marquette University), and Matt Zundel (Loyola University Chicago).

The responsibility of these offices extends to all facets of student life outside the immediate concerns of the Academic Office. Under the direction of the Director of Residential Life and Student Services, the JFRC provides such general university services as counseling and guidance, housing, health and food services, recreation and student activities.

The special character of the JFRC program, however, adds another dimension to the function of the offices of Student Life, namely, the enrichment of the student's foreign study experience. Advice is given about the adventures of life in a foreign country and use of a foreign language, travel, exploration of the European historical and artistic heritage, and an appreciation of cultural differences.

These offices also assist students in obtaining their residency permits (permessi di soggiorno) from the police (questura) and plan co-curricular activities. The Student Life staff provides direction and guidance to students in organizing social and cultural events, such as lectures on Italian life and culture and exchange socials with Italian students. These offices also moderate the Rome Center's newsletter, Ciao Roma, and the yearbook in CD format which chronicles the events and friendships of this study-abroad experience. Students are invited to take advantage of these services. They are intended to contribute to the depth and appreciation of the study abroad experience. 

Qualifications to be an SLA



To apply for the student life assistant position, download and complete the SLA Application 2012-13.  Please be as thorough and detailed as possible when filling out the application. It will be the primary basis for the selection of the short list of candidates. Candidates must also submit three letters of recommendation.

  1. One letter must come from a faculty member who has taught you.
  2. The second letter must come from either your residence life supervisor or from your supervisor at work.
  3. The third letter should come from a member of the university community who knows you personally.
  4. Send the application and the letters of recommendation to:

Loyola University Chicago
Rome Center's Chicago Office
1032 West Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is Monday, April 1, 2013.

Selection Process

Once the Rome Center office has received your application and all three letters of recommendation, the materials will be forwarded to Rome for review by the selection committee. Candidates on the short list will be interviewed by telephone or in person. Appointments will be announced by Michael Beazley, Director of Residence Life and Student Services at the John Felice Rome Center, no later than Friday, May 10, 2013.

All questions regarding a candidate's status should be addressed to Michael Beazley at mbeazl1@luc.edu.

Loyola University Chicago is an equal opportunity educator and employer.


John Felice Rome Center · Sullivan Center for Student Services· 6339 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
800.344.ROMA · rome@luc.edu

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