The residence life “RA” can go by many names… Resident Assistant, Resident Advisor, Community Living Assistant, Community Advisor, Resident Mentor, etc. Finding quality materials and resources related to the “RA” position in residence life and college student housing can be difficult. The following are curated resources to help you improve your practice.

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Resdient Advisors - The Position

Learn more about the RA position and similar student staff roles including how they are structured, their duties, and research into their impact–both on the staff members themselves and their residents.

Resdient Advisors - Training

Learn more about how to conduct effective student staff training for RAs and similar roles including pedagogy, training design, and assessment.

Resdient Advisors - Hiring and Selection

Learn more about recruiting, hiring, and selection RAs and student staff members including resources for interviews and more.