Faculty Fellows

FYRE Ignite Ceremony 2016Faculty and teaching staff who provide mentorship and counsel to residential students outside the classroom. They dedicate 25 hours per academic semester to help students transition into and through the college experience. Focused on signature undergraduate experiences, Housing & Residential Life is committed to help all residential students connect with faculty mentorship through events, meals and intentional conversations that connect students’ academic and social lives. Our bottom line goal is increasing students’ sense of belonging and connection to the special place that is New Mexico State University.


Faculty FellowsFaculty Fellow Basics:

  • Faculty Fellows have the freedom to design and develop programs with their assigned community in consultation with two or three Resident Assistants.
  • Faculty Fellows are assigned to two residence hall corridors, a cluster of apartment buildings, or a neighborhood within student family housing.
  • Faculty Fellows attend events early in the academic semesters, like Crimson Kick-off and Housing Move-In Day, to develop relationships with incoming first-year students and returning residents (sophomores-graduate students).
  • Attend a couple of resident assistant staff meetings or scheduled meetings to stay connected to trends and things happening in the larger residential community for which they serve.
  • Plan social events, lectures, etiquette dinners, or other field trips, particularly to help students connect to the greater NMSU community, Las Cruces, or the Southwest region.
  • Mentor students individually in small groups or one-on-one. Helping students connect to professor office hours or just drop by for coffee or a chat about navigating college life.
  • Attend a half-day orientation session in early August with Residential Life to help you acclimate to our housing services and communities.

FYRE Ignite CeremonyWhat you gain:

  • The ability to impact the student outside the classroom experience at NMSU.
  • Help with student retention initiatives to support the university.
  • A $1,500 annual stipend ($750/semester)
  • Service credit if deemed appropriate by your academic department or college.



Faculty Fellows Locations

Garcia Hall East

6 Faculty Fellows

420 first-year students
-Business & PGM LLC
-Pre-Med/Pre-Pharm: Biology, Chemistry, or Health Sciences

Garcia Hall West

3-4 Faculty Fellows

210 first-year students
50 upperclassmen
-Agricultural, Environmental, and Consumer Sciences (ACES) LLC
-Army/Air Force ROTC LLC
-Criminal Justice & Social Sciences LLCs
-Upperclassmen: mostly sophomores and/or transfers

Piñon Hall

4 Faculty Fellows

300 first-year students


3 Faculty Fellows

250 first-year students
-Arts & Sciences LLC
-Undecided LLC
-Career Quest Exploratory Students LLC
-Aggie Pathway Program LLC (DACC students)

Cervantes & Greek Village

2 Faculty Fellows

175-200 returning students: mostly sophomores & juniors, including 4 fraternities
-General upperclassmen population
-Four Fraternities:
Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Pi Kappa Alpha (PIKE), and Sigma Chi
Chamisa Village

Chamisa Village

6 Faculty Fellows

600 returning students:
mostly sophomores & juniors
Vista Del Monte

Vista Del Monte

2 Faculty Fellows

275 returning students: sophomore-senior, and Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) students
-General upperclassmen population
-Upperclassmen population/BCOM

Student Family Housing

2 Faculty Fellows

275-300 returning students: DACC – PhD students; students who are married, partnered & may have dependents
-General upperclassmen population
-Students with families


Michelle Bernstein