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.

If you have a resource that you think we’re missing, let us know. We aim to keep this as up-to-date as possible.

Blog Articles


Being Intentional With Your RA Hiring, Journal of College and University Student Housing

Magazines and Other Published Pieces

Building (and Finding) the Better RA (ACUHO-I Talking Stick, July/August 2020) by Matt Venaas and Cate Morrison

Books, Research, and Journal Articles