The Resident Assistant (RA) position is designed to provide a living and learning experience for the student who desires to grow as a leader and develop a community on campus. RAs serve as residents' primary contact and resource for residents. RAs are primarily upperclassmen selected because of their leadership experience and desire to serve.
RAs are trained to assist with the following:
- Establishing a community environment by presenting and promoting living area programs and activities
- Conflict resolution
- Providing information
- Maintaining university policies
- Referring students to appropriate campus resources
Residents are encouraged to collaborate with their respective RA in developing a sense of community within specific living areas. The resident assistant serves as a university representative and is expected to practice Christian commitment, character, and integrity with residents, faculty, staff, administration, and the outside community.
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Residence Life Office
The staff of the Residence Life Office is glad to know that you are interested in a position as a Resident Assistant. The RA position is a very important part of the Residence Life Staff. As an RA, you will have an opportunity to positively affect the lives of others. The Residence Life Staff is made up of the Resident Directors (RD’s) and current Resident Assistants (RA’s). The people in these positions share a common bond of caring and respect for each other and for each resident. We are looking for people who are interested in sharing their leadership, spirit and enthusiasm for their school and their time with others.
RA’s act as supervisors of their floor/wing or apartment unit and, as such, gain valuable experience in organization, leadership, supervisory methods, and peer counseling in the area of conflict resolution. This experience may benefit you later in life and should certainly be added to your resume. All of these are valuable tools to develop regardless of your later role in life.
If you have any questions about this application or about the position, please feel free to discuss them with any member of the Residence Life Staff.
Location: Bawcom Student Union • Second Floor
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Page last updated January 18, 2023