Being an RA

Student Affairs Department: Residential Services

Coming into RA training for the fall, I really wasn't sure what to expect. I had thought about being an RA as early as my sophomore year of high school, but I originally looked at it solely as a job for room and board compensation to help with my education expenses. However, after weeks of training, the position has become so much more to me.

I arrived on campus in late August and RA training began soon after. The subsequent ten days of training were long, challenging, exciting, stressful, overwhelming, and eye opening all at the same time.