The Resident Assistant (RA) is a student staff member of Housing and Residential Life who assumes major responsibilities in a residence hall for developing an environment conducive to comfortable living, academic excellence, and personal growth. The following expectations specify the major responsibilities of the RA position.
For 2017-2018, the Department of Housing and Residential Life will have 14 Living-Learning Community (LLC) RA positions. Students in LLCs live together on the same floor, wing, or sometimes in the entire residence hall. They take classes together and agree to participate in a co-curricular experience. Faculty and staff members are involved in each LLC and play a role in the activities that happen.
LLC RAs have some expectations that differ from our regular RA position. LLC RAs earn a slightly higher monthly stipend ($125) than traditional RAs.
LLC RA’s are expected to program with a greater focus on academic and career-related topics within the Residential Curriculum expectations. There are a few more meetings involved, ensuring that all stakeholders in the community are engaged. Below is an overview of our positions and communities. For the most part, in order to apply for these positions, you must be in that specific major. When you complete your application, be sure to acknowledge that you are interested in an LLC, where appropriate.
Q: Since there is more work involved, why would I want to be an LLC RA?
A: In job interviews, you will be able to say you intentionally sought out more responsibility because of your passion for (insert the theme of your LLC).
A: You will have access to faculty members who can be your references.
A: You will be the leader of a focused and vibrant community of residents.
|LLC||# of Beds||Location||# of RAs||RA Major Required||GPA Required|
|Acting||15||Retama||1||BA in Theatre, BFATheatre - Acting; BFA Musical Theatre; BFA Theatre - Technical Production; BFA Theatre - All Level Teacher Cert.; BFA Theatre - Performance and Production.||2.5 sem. overall|
|Acting and Musical Theatre||30||Retama||1||BA in Theatre, BFATheatre - Acting; BFA Musical Theatre; BFA Theatre - Technical Production; BFA Theatre - All Level Teacher Cert.; BFA Theatre - Performance and Production.||2.5 sem. overall|
|Business||60||Tower||2||Admitted to McCoy College of Business. Accounting, CIS, Finance & Economics, Management, Marketing.||2.5 sem. overall|
|Future Teachers||50||Falls||2||Admitted to Teacher Prep Program through Office of Educator Prep. Curriculum & Instruction or Interdisciplinary Studies.||2.75 sem. overall|
|Journalism and Mass Communication||32||Tower||1||Admitted to School of Journalism and Mass Comm. Advertising, Digital, Electronic, or Multimedia, Jlsm., Mass Comm., Public Relations.||2.5 sem. overall|
|Laurel Honors House||118||Laurel||4||Any Major. *Experience in Honors coursework and willingness to work with a faculty-in-residence preferred.||3.25 sem. overall|
|Musical Theatre||15||Retama||1||BA in Theatre, BFATheatre - Acting; BFA Musical Theatre; BFA Theatre - Technical Production; BFA Theatre - All Level Teacher Cert.; BFA Theatre - Performance and Production.||2.5 sem. overall|
|Pre-Nursing||75||Sayers||3||Pre-Nursing||3.0 sem. overall|
|Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental||30||Tower||1||Any Science Major *Chemistry or Biology preferred||3.0 sem. overall|
|Psychology||32||Tower||1||Psychology||2.5 sem. overall|
|Residential College||190||Beretta and Brogdon||9||Any Major *Strong community builders and willingness to work with faculty-in-residence preferred.||2.5 sem. overall|
|Science Pipeline||12||Retama||1||Applied/Math, any Biology, Bio/Chemistry, Computer Science, any Engineering, Physics, Tech Mgmt.||2.5 sem. overall|
|Sound Recording Technology||15||Retama||1||Sound Recording Technology||2.5 sem. overall|
|Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics||50||Sayers||2||Applied/Math, any Biology, Bio/Chemistry, Computer Science, any Engineering, Physics, Tech Mgmt.||2.5 sem. Overall|
|Terry Scholars||22||Laurel||1||Any major. Be a current Terry Scholar.||3.25 sem. overall|
|See: TYPICAL (for example, see standard printed material and basic colors)||Standard print, text and numbers on computer screen and paper, observe general condition of the building||Sort Mail Utilize computer Complete paperwork Read manuals||Daily|
|HEAR: TYPICAL (for example, hear ordinary in-person and telephone conversation)||Hear ordinary in-person and telephone conversations and mechanical failures.||Answer desk phone Assistant students Communicate with supervisor(s)||Daily|
|HEAR: MAXIMUM (for example, hear conversation above other noises, hear devices like alarms)||Emergency Alarms: e.g., fire alarms, other emergency alarms||Respond to alarm Assist with evacuation of the building||As needed|
|SPEAK: TYPICAL (for example, ordinary in-person and telephone conversation)||Ordinary in-person and telephone conversations||Communicate with students, faculty, staff and parents - in person or over the phone||Daily|
|SIT: TYPICAL (for example, sitting in a desk chair)||Sit for varying periods of time; generally no more than 1-2 hour at a time.||Sit while working the information desk Sit while in staff meetings or trainings||Daily|
|STAND: TYPICAL||Stand to assist with programs and projects||Stand to sort mail Stand during programs or presentations||Weekly|
|WALK: TYPICAL||HOW FAR? No more than one mile HOW FAST? stroll WHAT SURFACE? Carpet, tile, cement, up stairs||Complete rounds Walk to training Walk to programs||Daily|
|Walk: MAXIMUM||HOW FAR? No more than one mile How FAST? Brisk pace WHAT SURFACE? Carpet, tile, cement, up stairs||Respond to emergency situations in building||As needed|
|LIFT AND CARRY (WITHOUT HELP): TYPICAL||LIFT WHAT? Supplies WEIGHT? 5-10 lbs. CARRY HOW FAR? 100 yards||Resource Room Equipment||Weekly|
|CLIMB: TYPICAL (for example, stairs, ladders, scaffolding, hills)||WHAT? Stairs and hills HOW FAR? 12 floors to 100 yards||Complete rounds Navigate buildings without elevators||Daily|
|REACH: TYPICAL||REACH WHAT? Supplies, keys HOW FAR/HIGH/LOW? Arm’s reach||Reach for supplies on shelves. Reach to post on bulletin boards. Reach for keys in key box.||Daily|
|USE HANDS AND FINGERS: TYPICAL||Typing, writing, dialing the phone, sorting mail, carrying supplies||Utilize Resource Room equipment Work the front desk Complete Passive programs||Daily|
|USE SENSE OF SMELL||Drugs, fire, dead animals, gases, smoke, chemicals, personal hygiene issues||Identify and confront conduct issues/concerns Maintenance||Daily|