Do you have what it takes to become a R.A.?
Find out at a resident advisor info session:
- October 15, 16, 17, 18
- November 4, 5, 6, 7
- January 22, 23, 24
Each info session will take place at 9:00 p.m. in the AJ Great Room (located in the lobby on the second floor of AJ). If you have any questions, please email VTRA@vt.edu.
Resident Advisor Position Overview:
The Resident Advisor, one of the most important positions in Housing and Residence Life, often serves as the face and the voice of the department. As such, all RAs must be committed to creating a community that commits to unwavering curiosity, pursues self-understanding and integrity, practices civility, prepares each other for a life of courageous leadership and embraces the University’s motto “Ut Prosim” as a way of life.
Resident Advisors must also be committed to self-development and the development of others, to the mission and identity of the community, and the staff team with which they work. RAs are expected to serve as role models on campus, exhibit the ability to be an effective listener and an excellent resource, and to show ethical behavior at all times. Due to the unique nature of the position of the RA, work cannot easily be translated into hours worked per day or week. The RA job requires both regularly scheduled responsibilities and times at which RAs are available and accessible to community residents.
The RA’s primary responsibility is to develop relationships with each and every resident in their community so that residents can know and be known.
Position Reports to: Residential Learning Coordinator, Student Life Coordinator, or Graduate Hall Director
For more information about becoming a R.A., contact the R.A. selection committee at email@example.com or 540- 231-5018.