Meeting Your Resident Assistant

The first person you’ll probably meet in your new residence hall will be your Resident Assistant. Who or what are Resident Assistants? This primary objective is achieved as a culmination of the many different parts that an RA must play. Some common responsibilities of an RA include: programming, acting as a mentor for students, being a familiar first resource for students with academic or institutional questions, and enforcing resident policies. 

Don’t be afraid to utilize your RA, and remember – they were hired because they’re able to help and also because they have a keen sense of community building and inclusivity. Many students who do become an RA were immensely influenced by their own RA. Personally, I became an RA because my RA was incredible. He kindly  took time out of his busy schedule to help me with questions I had.  

Do not be shy to speak to your RA and be ready for the warm welcomes to come this fall semester.