Residence Life

Mission of Residence Life

Our mission is to support the Tiffin University community by providing affordable residential facilities that empower our students to achieve holistic success. We strive to offer living environments that inspire academic achievement, student involvement, personal, and professional development, while focusing on community, safety, wellness, inclusion, and respect. Residence Life aspires to develop students who want to be civically engaged, professionally focused, and life-long learners.
At Tiffin University, we believe in the development of independent decision-making skills. This process is an important part of the family-style approach of small group living, as well as promoting a living-learning environment. The hallmark of Tiffin University’s on-campus living is “community.”

Tiffin University provides you with an excellent opportunity for interaction with other students. This interaction with others leads to greater maturity, a development of self-identity, realization of strengths and weaknesses, and a broadening of one's perspectives. When you live together in a community you will find that there are many opportunities to learn from each other. You will find that it is easier to share talents, experiences and skills through on-campus living.

The Role of the Resident Assistant

Each hall, house, and apartment is supported by a Resident Assistant (RA) who functions as a student advisor and resource for the residents. The RAs are responsible for helping to maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning while also building community with the residents. Throughout the year, the RA’s will plan educational, cultural, and social activities that are designed to build positive communities on campus. Additionally, the RA provides a great variety of services from mediating roommate conflicts to initiating needed maintenance or repairs. Your RA is your first point of contact whenever you have a question!

Each night, a team of RAs is on duty to make sure that the halls, houses, and apartments are safe. This is a good time for students to get to know the other RAs in their Neighborhood.

What You Can Expect from TU’s Residence Life:

All Residence Halls are equipped with:

  • XL twin bed and mattress
  • dresser
  • desk and chair
  • wardrobe or closet space for each student

Please Note: Handmade lofts are not permitted on campus. The furniture in most halls is designed to be lofted or bunked. Maintenance will loft the furniture when a work order is completed by your RA.

The following are also important qualities of living on campus:

  • Access to laundry equipment is available. No quarters or swipe card needed.
  • Each hall floor or house has a lounge equipped with a television and microwave.
  • Wireless internet access is available in all residential halls.
  • Access to Residence Life Cinema, a collection of free movies available to stream on your computer, tablet, or phone. You must be on campus and connected to DragonNet!

Have Questions or Need More Information?

If you have any questions or concerns, or need more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Affairs Office at (800) 968-6446, ext. 3264.

We are here to help you!

 

Residence Life Staff

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jill_aldrich

Jill Aldrich

aldrichj@tiffin.edu
419-448-3264

Assistant Director of Housing Operations & Area Coordinator

Degrees & Certificates
None Provided

Jill Aldrich

Jill Aldrich
Assistant Director of Housing Operations & Area Coordinator
Jill Aldrich
Assistant Director of Housing Operations & Area Coordinator
419-448-3264
shari_depinet
shari_depinet

Shari Depinet

depinetsk@tiffin.edu
419-448-3029

Housing Coordinator

Degrees & Certificates
None Provided

Shari Depinet

As the Housing Coordinator I will help with the daily operations and communications of the housing operations office. Including housing applications process, placement, and  moves as well as billing of housing and meal plan charges to accounts and Student ID cards.

Shari Depinet
Shari Depinet
419-448-3029
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nicholas_la_torre

Nicholas La Torre

latorren@tiffin.edu
419-448-3346

Asst. Director of Student Conduct and Area Coordinator

Degrees & Certificates
  • B.S. in Journalism, Specialization in English and Sociology, Ohio University
  • M.Ed. Student Affairs in Higher Education, Wright State University

Nicholas La Torre

Originally from Logan, OH, Nicholas La Torre came to Tiffin University in 2016 and serves as the Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Area Coordinator. 

Nicholas has spent his time at various institutions in Ohio in educational and professional settings. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree from Ohio University in 2007, Nicholas worked as a News Reporter in Central Ohio before realizing his dream of working with students on a daily basis. Nicholas then earned his Master of Education degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Wright State University while serving as the Graduate Assistant for Campus Programs in 2015 before finding his professional home in Tiffin, Ohio.

Helping students along their pursuit of personal and professional development is Nicholas’s passion. Through advising student organizations, meaningful conduct experiences, and one-on-one mentorship, Nicholas serves the Tiffin University community in hopes of providing a life changing experience for each student who comes to campus.

 

Nicholas La Torre
Asst. Director of Student Conduct and Area Coordinator
Nicholas La Torre
Asst. Director of Student Conduct and Area Coordinator
419-448-3346
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amber_molnar

Amber Molnar

molnaran@tiffin.edu
419-448-5138

Assistant Director of Student Engagement & Area Coordinator

Degrees & Certificates
  • B.S., in Forensic Science, Tiffin University

Amber Molnar

Hello! My name Amber Molnar and I am from Brunswick, Ohio, a large suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. I began working for TU as a full-time employee in July 2019. Before taking on my role as an Area Coordinator within Residence Life and Student Affairs, I was a Graduate Assistant for First-Year Experience and Student Success here at TU. Through my time as a GA, I really developed a love for working with students in a way that has positively impacts them and hope to work in a role where I can do this on a daily basis.

I obtained my Bachelors of Science with a concentration in Forensic Science from Tiffin University in May 2018, and am currently perusing my MBA in Healthcare Administration. While in my undergrad, I was a member of Dance Team, Circle K, President of a sorority, a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, and involved in the music department. I currently teach a plethora of dance classes at a studeio called Dance Unlimited and I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, and doing anything outdoors. My experience in Tiffin, Ohio, and as a student and employee of the University has been unforgettable. Tiffin University has shaped me into the person I am today. Through my role as a staff member, I hope to create an experience like the one I had for students of all facets.

Amber Molnar
Assistant Director of Student Engagement & Area Coordinator
Amber Molnar
Assistant Director of Student Engagement & Area Coordinator
419-448-5138
Jacob Simon
Jacob Simon

Jacob Simon

simonja@tiffin.edu
419-448-3421

Dean of Students

Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Degrees & Certificates
  • B.C.J. in Forensic Psychology, Tiffin University
  • M.A. in College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University

Jacob Simon

Hello! My name is Jacob Simon and I am proud to serve as the Dean of Students and Deputy Title IX Coordinator here at Tiffin University. As an alumnus of Tiffin University, I truly care about the learning, growth, and development of the students here and look forward to being a part of your college journey. I am originally from Morral, Ohio but have lived in Tiffin for about 12 years now. Before becoming the Dean of Students in 2021, I have served in various student affairs roles since graduating from TU in 2013. Recently, I earned my Master of Arts degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. 

Helping students succeed and change from the person they were when they first arrive at TU into the person who walks across the stage at graduation is the reason I do what I do. I can't wait to meet you along your dragon way. I look forward to engaging with students in all facets of their college experience and enjoy watching students grow. I can't wait to see you as part of our Dragon Family!

Jacob Simon
Dean of Students
Jacob Simon
Dean of Students
419-448-3421