The managers of vendors in District House said that after an initial surge last spring when stores first opened, sales have dipped and remained stagnant.
Officials emailed residents of four halls after students reported an increase in infractions like smoking, having pets and drinking alcohol in public areas.
A University spokeswoman said the search is part of the University’s commitment to grow its programs and reputation around the world.
The organization plans to host events like coffee time and study hours for commuters so that they can come together, chat and relax.
The program, piloted last spring in Amsterdam Hall, provides students with free access to cleaning supplies like mops, dusters and vacuums.