RA Group Photo 2021

Our Resident Advisors are vital student leaders within our community. This 20-hour a week position is key in connecting our students with resources, creating friendships, and educating students on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Below is a run-down of the kind of work, activities and problem-solving that an RA could deal with during a typical week. 

Planning, creating and implementing Residential Curriculum Initiatives:

  • Intentional conversations
  • Community gatherings
  • Events
  • Passive resources

Community Engagement and Support: 

  • Floor events 
  • Creating study spaces and connecting students with academic resources 
  • One-on-one relationship building 
  • Active and intentional conversations with residents 

Crisis Management

  • On-call support 
  • Educating others on student code of conduct
  • Connecting residents to campus resources 
  • Providing mediations for roommates and others

Administrative Functions 

  • Submitting duty reports
  • Working with professional staff to submit incident reports 
  • One-on-ones with supervisors 
  • Helping residents with work order and other supportive documentation

This list is not comprehensive, since an RA’s duties and responsibilities depend largely on the needs of their specific community.