Faculty Involvement

Residence life works closely with Salem State University faculty who are looking to become more involved in the residential community and make connections with students in new and exciting ways. There are several opportunities available:

The Cornerstone Project

The Cornerstone Project allows faculty members to share their interests, specialities and hobbies with residence life staff in order to develop and coordinate programs and activities in each of the halls. These range from jewelry making parties to discussions on faculty trips abroad, from pool tournaments to presentations on how to search for the perfect graduate program. Faculty wishing to paticiapte in the cornerstone project may contact our associate director to receuve nore information or offer support.

The Cornerstone Project on Facebook

Fireside Chats

Each month, faculty members join students in the residence halls for the "fireside chats," discussions centered around current academic issues that students are facing. Resident students love the opportunity to interact with faculty in a comfortable setting, complete with a crackling fire and cookies/hot chocolate. For information or to sign up for a Fireside Chat, contact our associate director.


Salem State University is the only state institution in Massachusetts, and one of the few on the east coast, to have a Faculty-in-Residence program. Currently, four faculty members live in on-campus apartments (in Marsh Hall and Atlantic Hall) throughout the year. The initative individually and collectively coordinates programs and activities for residents ranging from international dinners and salsa dance lessons to discussions on current events. Each of the faculty-in-residence are highly active and visible members of the community, serving as mentors and resources to students both in and outside of their individual disciplines. Faculty who are interested in the program can contact Teresa A Gallishaw, associate director of residence life, for more information.