What is a resident assistant?

A Resident Assistant, or RA, is a student who lives and works as a peer to residents in our residence halls. Their responsibilities include:

  • getting to know you and your interests
  • encourage residents to become involved on the floor, in the hall, and around campus
  • promote an academically supportive environment
  • connect you to campus resources
  • assist you in getting to know other residents
  • encourage residents to respect the rights of others and to approach one another with concerns
  • confront behaviors that may be in violation of university policy
  • assist residents with roommate agreements and help mediate conflict if necessary
  • conduct floor meetings with residents to discuss floor items and provide information about hall happenings

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