Resident assistants, or RAs, are sophomores, juniors, or seniors who are employed by the College to oversee the residence halls. Each hall has a staff of 5-12 RAs responsible for overseeing activities on individual floors.
RAs help promote and enhance a positive academic and social environment at the College. The RAs live on each floor of the residence halls and provide residents resource information, advice, counsel and friendship. They can answer questions about College services, activities and programs.
Additionally, the RAs help to manage and maintain not only the physical facilities, but also the student behavior in support of each student's right to live, sleep, and study in his or her room. RAs are on duty every night of the week. During the evenings, they are in the residence hall lounges and also do rounds of the halls.
RAs organize and sponsor programs for students to get involved with in areas outside of the classroom. These programs provide another opportunity to bring people together. Participation in these events will help you to get to know your fellow hall residents.
Every residential facility on campus (residence hall, house, or apartment) is overseen by an Area Coordinator (AC). ACs are residential life professionals who live in apartments located throughout campus and supervise the Resident Assistants. There is always an AC on call when the Student Affairs Office is closed (4:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and all weekend long). These professionals are here to assist all students.