- A resident assistant (or resident advisor), commonly shortened to RA is a trained peer leader who supervises those living in a residence hall or group housing facility. The majority of RAs work at colleges, universities, or residential mental health and substance abuse facilities.
- RAs generally work in assisted living residences and provide direct personal care services to residents, but they are not certified CNAs. Depending on the state, this position is also available in some nursing facilities.
- Every student’s go-to guru in the residence halls. Being on-call all day and night for a floor full of students isn’t easy, but we’re glad they do it.
- bulletin board system: a computer that is running software that allows users to leave messages and access information of general interest
- a board that hangs on a wall; displays announcements
- A bulletin board (pinboard, pin board or notice board in British English) is a place where people can leave public messages, for example, to advertise things to buy or sell, announce events, or provide information.
- An information storage system designed to permit any authorized computer user to access and add to it from a remote terminal
- A board for displaying notices
- An opinion or belief
- (idea) the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; “it was not a good idea”; “the thought never entered my mind”
- (idea) mind: your intention; what you intend to do; “he had in mind to see his old teacher”; “the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces”
- (idea) a personal view; “he has an idea that we don’t like him”
- A thought or suggestion as to a possible course of action
- A concept or mental impression
Resident Assistant Training
Resident assistants recently met in Alice Paul Hall for orientation and training before members of the Class of 2015 arrive on Swarthmore campus.
photo by James Wright ’13
RA’s from all over the state of Illinois came to UIS for the annual ISRAA (llinois State Resident Assistant Association) conference.