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The Resident Assistants

The 40 Resident Assistants (RAs) live on most floors and in most houses. Primarily, the RAs are a resource for students living in the halls.  They actively engage in developing community, serve as a support resource, and are the connection between the student body and the administrative staff.

Resident Assistants receive extensive training and work with students in the following areas:

  • Peer counseling
  • Community building
  • Educational and social programming
  • Conflict mediation (roommate conflicts, relationship problems, etc)
  • Crisis intervention
  • Campus resources and referrals
  • Policy enforcement / Community norm setting

After living on campus for a year, students are encouraged to apply to work as RAs. The department employs a wide variety of students.  You can find more information on working for Residential Life in the “Working for Residential Life” section of this site.