RA Survival 101
From someone who’s been there...
I am assuming that if you are reading this you either currently are a resident assistant (RA) yourself or are interested in becoming one.
If not… well, welcome anyways.
I have been a RA for the last two years at a co-ed college. It is a great job and one where you definitely get more out of the experience than the paycheck. Being an RA has its good and bad moments; and from each of those moments you learn important skills.
In the meantime, while you are waiting for these moments to occur, you either play a lot of solitaire… or you learn to use your resources.
That’s what this site is: a resource to help you learn the basics; and to provide you with ideas and advice from someone who has spent a little longer figuring out what works...and what doesn’t.
This is not saying that I’ve got it all figured out, far from it. Hopefully though, this site makes life a little easier for you.
This website is designed as a guide to help you enhance your residents experiences and to make your life a little less stressful. It is also a tool for Wright State University’s RU-RA-READY program.