Student Assistant Residence Directors (SARDs): ARDs are student staff members that are responsible for assisting the GRD and Area/Residence Director with all Facilities related matters. The ARD is concerned with the physical operations of the residence hall including the opening and closing of the residence hall, room inventory, damage reporting and office operations. ARDs live and work in their assigned residence halls or areas. They are also concerned with the physical and programming operations of the residence hall/area including the oversight of RA programming efforts, Health and Safety inspections, and scheduling maintenance.
Resident Assistants (RAs): RAs are typically upper-class students who have been hired based on their skills and interests in serving the resident community. They are trained to help their peers deal with roommate conflict, lead floor, building, and area activities, and to provide educational, social, cultural, and community building programs. They are also there to help residents stay within the guidelines of acceptable behavior as well as perform various other administrative tasks. Resident/Community Assistants are available from their respective hall offices. They are available to distribute recreation equipment, respond to roommate conflicts, answer questions, assist with lockouts, and provide general assistance for resident students. Residence Hall Office hours can be found posted at each hall office.
A Resident Assistant’s primary goal is to establish a relationship with the residents of his or her area. Resident Assistants and Community Assistants are valuable resources for all residents who need referrals throughout the campus. An RA is the first person with whom residents should talk whenever they have a question or concern. RAs are directly supervised by a Graduate Residence Director or a Residence Director.
Desk Attendants (DAs): Desk Attendants are located at the entrance of all traditional residence halls. They are student-staff who help the Office of Residence Life maintain communication, security, and a friendly environment in the Residence Halls. The main tasks of Desk Attendants are to assist students and guests of students gain appropriate access to the Residence Halls as well as ensure that all records of persons entering the halls are accurate and up-to date. Student Desk Attendant Managers assist the Coordinators of the Student Desk Attendant Program in training and supervising the student staff throughout the academic year.
OTHER RESIDENCE LIFE STAFF
Additional student staff members who work in the department of Residence Life include Student Mail Clerks and Student Office Assistants. Students who are interested in any one of these positions should consult the Residence Life Intranet Website for the availability of open positions and more information on how to apply.