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A Resident Assistant at the University of North Dakota (UND) is an upper-class student who lives on the floor/wing to serve as the primary resource for building community and fostering student learning and growth. RAs are responsible for building a positive community on their floor and within the building; assisting residents with both personal and academic concerns; helping residents connect with each other and UND; being an educator by promoting and supporting intentional learning through our residential curriculum; knowledge of and upholding University policy; and serving as a resource and/or liaison for the University.
The Resident Assistant is directly accountable to their Hall Director (HD) or Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) and indirectly accountable to the Associate Director of Residence Life and Executive Director of Housing & Dining Services. They serve on a staff ranging from four to nine RAs depending on the hall. RAs, on average, work approximately 20 hours per week.
What is Training Like?
Our extensive training program will challenge you and teach you what you need to know to excel.
Training is required for student staff, so you should plan accordingly as you consider applying. If you are not available for the training dates, do not submit an application.
- Spring 2018 RA Orientation: Sunday, March 4, 2018
- Fall 2018 Training: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - Friday, August 17, 2018
- Spring 2019 Training: Thursday - Friday, January 3 - 4, 2019
Training is provided in the areas of:
- Diversity/Multicultural Awareness
- Communication/Listening Skills
- Confrontation/Assertiveness Skills
- Time Management
- Mental Health Concerns
- Conflict Mediation
- Ethical Decision Making and Problem Solving
- Event Planning and Community Building