So you're thinking about applying to be a Resident Assistant?
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Mansfield University Resident Assistant (RA)! RAs do amazing things within their communities. If you're looking for a way to get involved, meet people, and have a positive, lasting impact here on campus, we encourage you to join our Student Living Team! Throughout the application process, you will begin to see the personal growth that is possible with such an incredible leadership position.
Overview of the Resident Assistant Position
Resident Assistants (RAs) at Mansfield University are student staff members responsible for assisting with establishing and maintaining, a positive learning environment in University residence halls, and, more specifically, being responsible for an assigned living area in the residence halls. The RA is a member of the Student Living Team under the Division of Student Affairs, reporting directly to a Residence Director (RD) within the designated residence hall, and ultimately to the Director of Student Living and/or Dean of Students.
The RA articulates the philosophy and policies of Student Living and the University. RAs must comply with all policies, procedures, and conditions in the Student Code of Conduct, the Housing and Dining Agreement, the Residence Hall Handbook, and the written expectations provided in the Resident Assistant Manual.
An RA’s primary responsibility is to act as a facilitator of community development in the residence halls. RAs accomplish this by organizing activities that address individual needs and interests, enforcing policies and procedures to provide a safe environment. It is our vision to purposefully engage students in their out of class educational opportunities, initiate a number of the learning experiences that enrich the intellectual life of the campus, and promote a campus environment supportive of learning.