Resident Advisors

What is a Resident Advisor?

A Resident Advisor is one who is mature and responsible. One who will be an asset to the residence halls, campus, and Office of Residence Life as well as to the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (SAEM). One who was chosen on the basis of his/her leadership, character, academic standard, and the ability to relate well with others. One who is willing to go an extra mile to assist in any way he/she can.

Goal of a Resident Advisor

To maintain an environment that is conducive to academics and personal development at all times. Realizing that we are concerned with the total well being of the student, we must remember that whatever we do, we must make sure that there are constructive lessons to be learned. The Resident Advisor is the assistant to the Residence Hall Coordinator. The ultimate goal for each staff person is to assist in the development of a living facility that is comfortable, clean, safe, and conducive for study.

RA Training

RA Training is mandatory. This year the Office of Residence Life is going to take Reality Television shows and link them to Resident Advisor Training to make the training fun, and informative.

RAs will be able to move in during the  August 11th. RA-Dress Code during Training: Business Casual unless otherwise stated in the RA Training Agenda that will be given to you at training. (Males/Females – No shorts, jeans, ripped shirts/jeans, no tight clothing, appropriate length of skirts or dresses.)

For more information regarding RA training, please contact Ms. Marshayla Kinsel at



These workshops are designed to promote personal and professional growth and development of our resident advisor staff members. All resident advisor staff are required to attend.

In-Service topics previously have included:

  1. Title IX
  2. Programming
  3. Motivation
  4. How to properly use social media
  5. Appreciation strategies in the Residence Hall / Work Place
  6. Networking

For more information regarding In-Service, please contact Ms. Takeyda Williams at

Resources for RA's/RHC's

We encourage you to utilize these forms to be the best RA's possible.

Internal Documents/ Forms

External Documents/ Forms