Residential Application Guide - Page 5

Your Resident Adviser Your Resident Adviser (RA) is a student and Residential Life staff member who lives in your community. Probably the first Residential Life staff person you will meet, your RA can be one of the most helpful and resourceful people with whom you will interact. These individuals have been carefully selected because of their leadership and interpersonal skills, positive attitude and sense of commitment. The primary responsibilities of your RA include: • Coordinating the management of the community in cooperation with other Residential Life and Housing & Food Services (HFS) staff members • Adjudicating alleged violations of the housing agreement • Advising students • Developing and implementing programs Your RD lives in, and has an office within, your campus housing community. • Establishing and maintaining a cohesive and responsible community “The residence halls gave me a place to call home. I feel safe on • Serving as a resource for information and assistance with adjusting to aspects of campus life rienced a college lifestyle while living on campus. I was able to get to campus and connected to the other students. I feel like I truly expeknow people, and living with others has helped me get life experi- • Conducting safety and security checks (rounds) and enforcing UW policies ence. I have become more involved and feel more comfortable on • Organizing and distributing information about social, educational, cultural and recreational activities in campus housing and the larger campus community here. It has given me opportunities to meet others and stay active. I campus. I am part of the campus and all the activities that take place have a community where I feel comfortable and safe.” —REBECCA H., SOPHOMORE, PRE-HEALTH SCIENCE  • Providing leadership and support for you and other members of your community Get to know the RAs and utilize their knowledge and skills. Your Resident Director Your Resident Director (RD) is a full-time professional staff member responsible for the management of the Residential Life Program in your community including: • Supervising RAs • Advising the Hall Council and other student-leadership groups No matter where you live on the University of Washington campus, you’ll make new friends and have access to social events, learning opportunities and the academic and emotional DENNIS TRAN VIDEO support that make the Husky Experience your own unique adventure. UW student and resident Dennis Tran shares what he appreciates about living on campus. www.hfs.washington.edu 5