University of Arkansas Resident Assistants

Residence assistants work hard and play hard during the move-in process.

A resident assistant, or RA, is an upper-class student who serves students living in the residence halls.

The RA role is one of a community facilitator and role model, providing leadership and assisting residents in developing a positive community environment throughout the building.

The RA program is part of the overall educational activity and programming provided by University Housing and helps educate the RAs on a variety of issues relevant to student housing and student affairs among other areas.

A positive learning environment is one where active learning takes place through RA facilitated opportunities for faculty and resident interaction, seeking resident involvement and creating a sense of community among residents.

A positive attitude and willingness to conquer new challenges is key to your success as an RA.

The Resident Assistant Application will be open Oct. 24, 2016 — Jan. 3, 2017.

Mandatory interest sessions will be held at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Oct. 24 and Oct. 27.

Interviews will occur in January and February. Offers will be extended in March.

Please e-mail with questions.

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Three RAs sample queso from Tacos 4 Life at The Taste of Fayetteville event in August 2016. The hard work and enthusiasm of the RAs made that event a success.

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