The job of a Resident Assistant is not easy! Learn success tips from those who have done it before, and share your own pearls of wisdom with others! As always, please share your own ideas here!




Resident or Friend?

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The role of a resident assistant often requires a lot of discretion and "dirty work." It is not a glamorous job, and many do not want to have to deal with the daily chores of being an RA. On the opposite side, this job has…

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Starting the 2nd Semester Right

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What do you think are some ways to get started on the right foot in the second semester? A bit of advice that I think would be helpful for you to think about at the start of the new semester is to sit back for…

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Confidentiality – Respecting Your Residents

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One thing that’s important to remember in any job that you do is to treat your customer with respect. As members of Hall Staff, our customers are the residents. One of the best ways to respect our residents is to demonstrate confidentiality. I’ve found that…

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How to balance being an RA with academic obligations

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Q. Balance is tough when you are an RA. Balancing RA responsibilities and school can be tough enough, but when you throw other things into the mix, as many of us do, it makes it even harder. What are some suggestions you have for helping…

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Interview with Dr. M. Lee Upcraft

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RA Success M. Lee Upcraft of Penn State University has authored several books in the area of student affairs and is a nationally recognized authority in higher education with over 40 years of experience. Here he has answered some questions about success as an RA.…

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