Building a fun, healthy, and inclusive community

Resident Assistants (RAs) are carefully selected and extensively trained upper-division leaders (sophomores, juniors or seniors) who work as paraprofessionals on the Residential Life Staff.

Your RA will be one person you know you can trust to look out for your best interests and to support you in your college journey. RAs know you may make mistakes and sometimes have to hold you accountable to campus policy, but they will also help you learn from those experiences.

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Your First-Year Area RA will...

Help build community through fun activities to help you get to know other students

Discuss the ups and downs of college life

Mentor topics such as:

  • Getting along with your roommate
  • Succeeding in college classes
  • Growing into your own identity

Enforce university policy

Your Sophomore College RA will...

Help build community through programming and events related to:

  • Selecting a Major
  • Social connections
  • Studying Abroad
  • CliftonStrengths
  • Searching for an internship

Enforce university policy

Mentor on topics such as:

  • Continuing to build connections across campus
Your Upper-Division RA will...

Encourage a fun and respectful community environment

Help resolve problems and find resources

Be available if you have any questions or concerns.

Enforce university policy

Note: Third and fourth year students are encouraged ownership of their living environment and create the community they desire.

Join Our Staff

If you’re interested in becoming an RA, please contact us to learn more about how to apply, the application process, and any other questions. 

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