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What is a Villas Community Assistant?

Written by Brendan L on Wednesday, 31 July 2013. Posted in Student Life

What is a Villas Community Assistant?

A Community Assistant at the Villas is a peer who is available to you, as a member of the Villas community, who provides assistance when you ask for it. Their main focus is to build community through events such as poolside BBQs, organizing intramural sports teams, hosting open mic nights on the lawn, and much more. 

Our Community Assistants understand that upperclassmen students are much more independent and acclimated to college living. You have at least a year of college under your belt, you may have already lived together with others in tight dorm quarters, and you know how to handle the course load at UCSB or SBCC. BUT, what if you need help telling your roommate he needs to clean his own dishes, but you’re not really sure how to do so? Or if your next door neighbor refuses your requests to turn down his music. That’s what a Community Assistant is for. When you need them, they are there for you, but you don’t feel like they are holding your hand.

During the first few weeks of living at the Villas, seek out your Community Assistant and get to know them! Let them know what kinds of things you like to do, and what kind of experiences you’d like to have here with the rest of the Villas community. Some really successful programs the we’ve done in the past are things like the Villas “Trop Chef” Cooking Competition, Open Mic Night, Cinco de Mayo BBQ, S’mores Bonfires, Quad Wars, Super Bowl Parties, Beta Fish Adoption, Pizza Parties, Pumpkin Carving, Halloween Costume Contest, Tie Dye T-Shirt Making, Hikes to Inspiration Point, Intramural Soccer, Intramural Basketball, and much more! 

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  • In addition to all the fun I had living at the Villas, something that I also think is important no matter where I live is customer service, and the relationship a tenant has with the property manager. Whenever I had a problem with anything, like the water not running right, or being locked out, there was always someone around or someone I could call to help me out, and they were always fast about it, which I really appreciated. Overall, living at the Villas was an awesome experience.

    - Annie J.

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  • We really had a welcoming, community feeling to our building which made it that much better to come back to every day after class or work. The Villas at Tropicana has really felt like a home to me and I can't wait to come back for another year.

    - Ashley J.

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  • I loved spending my senior year at UCSB in a nice apartment that was in Isla Vista but wasn't submersed in the party atmosphere.

    - Emeri K.

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