Staff

What is a Resident Assistant (RA)?

The Resident Assistan (RA) is a live-in student staff member of the Office of Residence Life. The Resident Assistant is responsible for promoting a positive living and learning environment by advancing community, academic excellence, diversity awareness, wellness, and meaningful relationships.

The Resident Assistant is responsible for assisting students individually and in groups. The Resident Assistant's primary role is to facilitate the creation of a positive environment on an assigned floor or house that supports students' academic and personal success. In order for this environment to develop, Resident Assistants must make significant connections with their residents, help residents know each other, and connect residents to the resources and opportunities of the campus community. Some strategies for success will include maintaining individual and group contact, possessing a thorough knowledge of campus resources, and responding to community and individual concern.

What is an Assistant Resident Manager (ARM)? 

The Assistant Resident Manager (ARM) is a live-in student staff member of the Office of Residence Life, responsible for promoting a positive living and learning environment by advancing community, academic excellence, diversity awareness, wellness, and meaningful relationships.  The ARM is responsible for assisting students individually and in groups.  The ARM’s primary role is to facilitate the creation of a positive environment within the apartment complex that supports students’ academic and personal success.  

What is an Assistant Resident Director (ARD)? 

The Assistant Resident Director is a member of the Student Affairs staff and reports to an Assistant Director of Residence Life or Resident Director.  The Assistant Resident Director (ARD) is an experienced member of the student staff assigned to live in a hall which does not have a Resident Director in residence in that hall.  The (ARD) is responsible for the administration of a residential area of campus that houses up to 160 students, and the indirect supervision the student staff who reside in that area.

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