Vaishnavi Peyyety, Red & Black Current Events Writer
RA's Cassie Carr and Hannah Haussmann at 2022 Block Party. (Photo courtesy WJ College)
Hosted by the Office of Student Life and the Paraproselection team, the Residential Assistant Information Sessions provide more details on what it means to be an RA. Three interest sessions spanned the month of November and aimed to provide more clarification on the RA position, necessary qualifications, and application process. RAs support and engage residents, foster a warm environment in residence halls, ensure residents’ safety and promote the College’s values.
RAs are expected to host programs to build relationships among peers, meet with students 1-on-1, communicate effectively with Residence Life Staff, mediate conflicts, hold floor or building meetings, serve as a resource for students, and aid with various assignments. To qualify for the position, one must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher, maintain good disciplinary standing, be a full-time on-campus student and represent the Office of Belonging & Engagement, Division of Student Life, and Washington & Jefferson College.
"RAs support and engage residents, foster a warm environment in residence halls, ensure residents’ safety and promote the College’s values."