Resident Assistants

Work on assigned floors in the residence halls.

Responsibilities include:

  • Helping and advising students individually and in groups
  • Providing initiative and leadership in developing opportunities for the intellectual, cultural, and social growth of residents
  • Assisting in the administration of the residence hall
  • Supporting and implementing policies

Skills learned in this position are:

  • leadership through structured and on-the-job experience.
  • Identifying individual strengths and areas of improvement.
  • Problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills.
  • Importance of understanding ethical leadership.
  • Importance of creating social networks and working as a team.
  • empowering others through involvement .
  • Bringing people together in a community that recognizes individual differences and talents.
  • Becoming knowledgeable of university and community resources.
  • Becoming knowledgeable of financial support systems that assist in the pursuit of academic program.
  • Developing understanding of responsibilities associated with a job commitment.