One of the most important parts of your role as an RA is to build a strong sense of community among the residents fo whom you are responsible. As always, please share your own ideas here!




Tropical Princess Party

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End of the Year Celebration with my residents (all freshman)We played games, socialized, and ate snacks.I called it a tropical princess party because I thinking outside the box and marketing it with tropical princess party was a success because everyone showed up. We used a…

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Archie Bunker’s Neighborhood

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Description: The goal of Archie Bunker's Neighborhood is to create a community. Participants are assigned an I.D. tag with one of the following labels: African-American, Native-American, Latino/Latina, Gay/Lesbian/Bi-Sexual/Jewish/Women/Disabled/Caucasian. Each participant is asked to please go to their designated area on the floor (areas are designated…

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Sample Floor Meeting Outline

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Sample Floor Meeting Outline (MS Word) This outline can help you think about how you want to run your first floor meeting. You obviously need to use whatever is given to you by your supervisor, but if you still need additional structure or ideas, this…

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Survey

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Interest and needs survey (MS Word) Great way to get to know your residents' interests and needs. This is a MUST for planning programming. It can also help you connect residents with others who have similar interests.

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Building Community

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This article addresses the personal concerns of being a Resident Assistant and some concrete ways of developing a more well-rounded community within a Residental Hall. Written by Andrew Cassens - The Chicago School of Professional Psychology In May of the 1999/00 academic school year, I…

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