Resident Assistants

Who is a Resident Assistant?

The Residence Life and Housing team is dedicated to building lasting communities of learning. Resident Assistants (RAs) have the most significant impact on achieving this goal through their interactions in our residence halls. RAs are responsible for enhancing the experience of living on campus.

The Resident Assistant position at the University of Redlands is a rewarding leadership experience on campus, and we select the following year's Resident Assistants each spring.

Role Modeling: RAs are required to abide by all University policies. They also make decisions and interact with students in an ethical, caring manner that demonstrates our expectations for all students.

Student Support: RAs are the first line of contact for the students in the residence halls. As such, they answer questions, help students work through difficult life challenges, connect them with resources, help them find strong social connections, and encourage them to get involved on campus.

Mediation and Conflict Resolution: RAs work with residents to help them resolve conflicts in a healthy and successful manner. One of the ways can be through helping roommates reevaluate their Roommate Agreement to support them in aligning their expectations for one another in sharing a living space.

Programming: RAs will plan both social and educational activities for their community.

Community Standards: RAs will facilitate the community standards process by holding meetings with their community to set expectations by which the community wants to live.

Duty: RAs are on duty from 7 pm-7 am every day. RAs are available to residents and walk through the community multiple times each evening.

Crisis Management: RAs help the campus community remain a safe place to live. They have extensive training in a variety of crisis response situations.

Policy Enforcement: RAs must uphold University policy at all times. This means confronting and documenting possible violations of policy, as these negatively impact the community's wellbeing.