The RA’s Of Today And Tomorrow
An RA, or resident assistant, is one of the most helpful things for young college students when they first step foot onto any campus. The jobs for an RA can be very diverse.
A website entitled mycollegeguide.com, it says that the jobs of a resident assistant are, “to enforce the rules, mediate disagreements, and provide general support for students.”
Many people do not consider the resident advisor as important as the other jobs throughout campus. Sometimes it can be hard to see all that they do, because most of their work is done behind the scenes and is not made known by the other faculty of the schools.
Even though being an RA can be a fun time, and help someone’s college resume to look good, there are also other benefits to go along with the job.
The Kent State University website says that the benefits for a first year RA with a roommate, “receive a stipend of $700.00 per semester paid bi-weekly.” (www.kent.edu)
Which is not a bad deal at all. Another benefit given to the Resident assistants at Kent State University is that they receive free meal plan and room and board, which means the only aspect of the college experience they must pay for is the tuition. So clearly there are some major benefits for being an RA, at least at Kent State.
However, just because the benefits are great does not mean that that is the only reason why students take up such an important leadership role. They also do it because they want to help students who are coming into a new enviornment.
According to an article on campusview.com entitled, “All about Resident Assistants,” it states that the RA’s are, “student leaders who make a difference in the lives of students on campus.”