The RA to build community, enforce rules, respond to emergencies and act as a liaison between the residents and the Office of Residential Life. A RA works closely with the students, plays a part in event coordination, planning and implementation social, cultural and educational gatherings. An RA is also a tutor, and most importantly, a care giver.
In addition to resident assistants, there are resident directors (RDs) who live and work in the residence. Resident Directors are involved in the selection, training and supervision of the residential life staff. In addition, their duties include policy development and implementation, and promoting programming efforts.