Resident Adviser Staff
The Office of Residential Life and Housing employs undergraduate paraprofessional staff members as Resident Advisers (RAs) in each living area. Resident Advisers live in the residence halls and houses to offer personal and academic support, residential activities and work to provide a respectful and social living atmosphere. RAs work to create and maintain a sense of community on the floor and in the hall/house by initiating and encouraging campus and hall programs, answering questions and referring students to different campus services, advising resident, addressing inappropriate behavior, and helping to interpret the policies outlined in Synergy. There is typically at least one RA per floor in the residence halls, and there are 5 RAs divided throughout the Undergraduate RLH Houses, each responsible for one to three houses. In Bullock, Sanford, and Wright Halls, there are 19 FYE RAs, which focus specifically on the needs of the First Year Students. There are 7 RAs in Wright Hall, 5 RAs in Sanford Hall, and 5 RAs in Bullock Hall.