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.