What is a Resident Assistant (RA)?
A RA is a peer leader living on the floor. The main responsibility of the RA is to create a community in which resident students feel comfortable and safe. RAs go through extensive training in preparation to handle a wide variety of situations that a resident may come across, and can always recommend a resource that specializes in specific problems. RAs are on duty from 7pm to 7am Sunday through Thursday and are on call throughout the weekend. They also plan interactive programs on educational topics and community building on a monthly basis.
What are the benefits of becoming a RA?