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Resident Assistants

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Resident Assistants (RAs) are students selected on the basis of leadership, experience, scholarship and the desire to help resident students realize their potential for personal-development through group living. RAs serve as role models for residential students, and are expected to use their best judgment, maturity, and concern for those individuals with whom they live and work. Their responsibilities for the general welfare of the students and facilities extend to all areas of the campus. RAs are responsible for maintaining communication with the appropriate staff members about the concerns and accomplishments of members of their communities. 

Resident Assistants (RAs) are representatives of the Department of Apartment and Residence Life, the Housing Department, and the Division of Student Affairs.  As staff members of the University, RAs are expected to act accordingly. 

They are responsible for acting as role models for resident students, as well as using their own best judgment, maturity, and concern for those individuals with whom they live and work with.  RAs are usually hired for the entire academic with recruitment in early Spring semester and a start date of June or August. 

Please see the links below for more information on the RA Recruitment Process:

Resident Assistant (RA) Application Process
Resident Assistant (RA) Compensation and Benefits
What current RAs are saying?
2019-2020 RA Interest Presentation

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“Being an RA is a learning process. I've gotten to understand myself better and learn more about what I can and can't do. It has also been a very good opportunity to grow and develop myself socially, psychologically, emotionally and even academically. It has also given me various avenues to explore other individuals and understand them better. I've gotten to interact with people from different cultures, do problem solving in various situations, and act as a leader as well. It's the ultimate college learning experience crammed into one role.” - Ikenna Madueke, HOP RA