Pros: free room and board, dorm life experience, leadership opportunities
Cons: work load, extra co-curriculum
Residential Life staff works as a team to make the experience for students living in dorms the best one. The Resident Assistant is responsible for assisting in the achievement of these goals. Specific responsibilities include the implementation of programs that encourage community development and personal growth as well as the support and implementation of policies and procedures that encourage a positive academic environment. The RA also serves as a peer counselor and resource regarding the University community. It is expected that any person who applies for an RA position is sincerely interested in the welfare of students and Southwestern University, and consequently, is constructively supportive of both.