West Residential College, comprised of Fluor Tower and Webb Tower, is conveniently located near the Engemann Student Health Center, Starbucks, the Lyon Recreation Center, and the Uytengsu Swim Stadium. As such, West Residential College has begun to develop various wellness-based initiatives. Residential Faculty focus on different aspects of holistic wellness and hope to create all-encompassing programming around these initiatives. West Residential College is supported by a dynamic team of faculty and staff who endeavor to create a vibrant community where diversity is celebrated and living-learning opportunities abound.
Fluor Tower, built in 1971, is an 11-story, suite-style community of predominately first-year students. Each suite within Fluor Tower houses 8 students, complete with four bedrooms, a communal living area and bathrooms. Having only four suites per floor makes this building with over three hundred residents feel very comfortable.
Fluor is also home to two of the oldest cultural Special Interest communities at USC, both of which provide opportunities for students to join together in a close community while learning more about their identity and culture. These communities include: the Latinx Floor, also called El Sol y La Luna, established in 1974 where freshmen Latinx students are empowered to become prominent campus leaders; and Somerville Place, named after John and Vada Somerville in 1993, which aims to foster an understanding of and respect for Black culture, while cultivating a sense of family and community.
Built in 1972, Webb Tower is a 14-story residential tower providing student housing in an apartment setting with private bathrooms. The Webb Tower experience provides students with an excellent opportunity to develop strong independent living skills while still being able to enjoy all the amenities of living on campus. Webb Tower caters predominantly to continuing students. The Faculty Master resides on the first floor of Webb Tower and takes the lead in creating an environment conducive to student learning and social engagement.
West Area Staff
Graduate Residential College Coordinator
Rebecca (Becca) Calvillo is pursuing her master’s in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs at USC Rossier. Originally from the south suburbs of Chicago, Becca has her bachelor’s in English with a minor in classical civilization from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. As an undergraduate, she was involved in student alumni ambassadors for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and student theater. After finishing her degree, she worked professionally in residential education as a resident counselor and area coordinator at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, a residential high school for gifted and talented students in STEM. Through her work at IMSA, she developed a passion for working with students in leadership education and service learning. Becca is committed to providing educational opportunities for under-represented populations. She is excited to be rid of Midwestern winters and can’t wait to explore the LA entertainment, food, and scenic views.
West Area Faculty
Faculty Master, Fluor Tower
Associate Professor, Psychology
Dr. Stan Huey is an Associate Professor of Psychology at USC, with a joint appointment in American Studies and Ethnicity. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1998, and joined the USC faculty in 2000. His research focuses on (1) psychotherapy effects with children and families, (2) cultural issues in psychotherapy, and (3) interventions in criminal justice settings.
Dr. Huey teaches courses addressing mental health, therapy, and diversity. Recent courses include abnormal psychology, culture and mental health, the psychology of African Americans, the psychology of racial bias, and race and crime. He is also Director of Graduate Studies in the Psychology Department. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Huey has extensive experience treating trauma victims and youth with behavioral problems. He also provides clinical supervision to graduate students in clinical psychology.
On a personal note, Dr. Huey is married to fellow clinical psychologist, Tonya Wood, who is Director of Clinical Training at Pepperdine University and has her own private practice. He’s also the proud father of a 3-year son, Ethan.
West Area Signature Events
The West Residential Area Faculty in Residence, Stan and Carla, host an event each week for the residential students who live in west area. These dinners follow the theme of wellness and incorporates many aspects of wellness into them. Through distinguished speakers, events, and trips students are offered the opportunity to investigate wellness and how to incorporate it into their lives on a daily basis. Some of our past programs include: cooking demonstrations, yoga, faculty meet and greets, speakers from student affairs, Google Inc. Executives and movie trips.
West Building Government
Welcome to West Residential College’s Building Government page!
Are you a resident of Fluor Tower or Webb Tower? Are you looking to get more involved in your Residence Hall community? Do you want to gain valuable leadership experience while at college? Are you interested in planning events and outings for your peers or serving as an advocate and voice for your floormates? Are you hoping to make lasting friendships with your neighbors? Consider joining West Residential College’s Building Government and become an official representative of your building!
You can join as a General Member or run for a Residential Student Government (RSG) Chair position. The six core RSG positions are:
- President – Direct weekly meetings, communicate with other BG’s, and maintain ultimate responsibility for your building government! This person will be a guide for the efficacy of the organization.
- RSG Advocacy Chair – Serve as the community’s advocate for campus issues and voice the concerns of your building’s residents! This position will require the ability to support all students in their diverse needs.
- RSG Community Outreach Chair – Collaborate with other BG’s and student organizations on campus to organize volunteer programs with the outside community!
- RSG Funding Chair – Review funding applications and serve as a resource for the RA staff, BG, and residents in your community! The duties of this position are similar to those of a Treasurer.
- RSG Programming Chair – Plan and organize large-scale RSG events, such as the Highlighter Dance and Save Tommy Night! These programs are collaborative efforts across all residential communities.
- RSG Inclusion Chair* – Create opportunities for students to engage in dialogue around topics of inclusion through programmatic efforts. This position requires trainings with the Office for Residential Education’s Social Justice and Inclusion Committee.
*The Inclusion Chair position is an appointed position requiring an interview process, while the other five core positions are elected. Other positions that will need to be filled following elections include an Intramural Chair, Eco Rep, and more!
- Step 1: Attend an Informational Meeting in the Fall.
- Step 2: Run for West Residential College BG Elections! Look for a “BG Intent to Run Application” in the Fall, and email your BG Advisor (email@example.com) your name, desired position(s), and a short paragraph detailing why you want to be a BG Chair and why you should be elected.
- Step 3: Vote! Ballots will be sent electronically to the USC e-mail address of all Fluor Tower and Webb Tower residents.
- Step 4: If you are not elected into the position of your choice, email your BG Advisor (firstname.lastname@example.org) expressing your interest in joining as a General Member. Additional appointed BG positions will become available following the election process and will require a short, informal interview.
- The elected BG President and BG Chairs MUST be able to attend weekly RSG meetings on Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM and weekly BG meetings on Wednesdays @ 9:30 PM
- The elected BG President and BG Chairs MUST be able to attend the RSG Retreat in Fall (date TBD)
Previous RSG events co-hosted by USC BG’s include the the Welcome Back Dance during Welcome Week, Save Tommy Night just before the USC-UCLA rivalry football game, Spirits at Troy during Halloween, Spring Into Service during the spring semester, Primal Scream events during finals week, and more.