An RA (Resident Assistant) is a trained student leader within the University in charge of supervising students living in a residence hall.
What does an RA do?
RAs are responsible for building community, providing programming, completing administrative tasks, and following the guidelines set forth by the Department of Residence Life.
- Earn at least 12 credits and at least a 2.5 GPA (semester and cumulative).
- Successfully complete and obtain a grade of “B” or higher in “The Role of the Resident Assistant: Theory and Practice” class (HI ED 302), offered during spring semester.
- Maintain a good disciplinary standing with the University.
- RAs are expected to abide by the same rules and regulations as the rest of the student body.
- RAs are expected to plan and provide programs for the residents of their building.
- The RA position is considered your main priority outside of class. Any other activities, etc., must be approved by Residence Life.
- Room Compensation: As part of the position, an RA’s room will be compensated the entire amount of the cost of the room.
- Board Compensation: As part of the position, an RA’s meal plan will be compensated with the level 3 meal plan.
- Tuition Stipend: RAs receive a stipend toward their tuition.
- The stipend amount is not determined until after the hiring process.
- RA Class: Higher Education 302 is offered during spring semester
- RA interviews: Takes place during spring semester
- Final RA hire meeting: Takes place during spring semester
- Fall Training*: Takes place in August (usually a week before arrival)
- Spring Training*: Takes place in January (usually 3 days before arrival)
- *RAs who accept the position are expected to participate in both trainings.