What is a Resident Assistant?
The Resident Assistant (RA) is a student position requiring approximately 20 hours per week. The RA is an integral member of the Housing & Residential Education staff and supports the mission of the University and the Department of Housing & Residential Education.
RA's typically live and work on a floor of 28 - 53 residents providing academic, personal, and social support for students within the community. RA's are considered leaders within the hall and are role models on campus. The position is a demanding time commitment but provides excellent opportunities for personal growth in areas of leadership, communication, and time management.
The RA works to provide a safe environment conducive to supporting the educational mission of the University. By making responsible decisions while serving as a campus role model the RA educates residents in areas of personal responsibility, social justice, and conflict management.