Resident Assistants form the face and the voice of Residence Life at Rutgers. As such all RA/s must be committed to our mission, which is to foster and inspire strong, inclusive communities; encourage and support students in their academic, social and personal growth; help students develop skills to succeed in a diverse, global society; and promote the appreciation of diversity.
RAs are expected to serve as role models on campus, exhibit the ability to be effective listeners and excellent resources, and to show ethical behavior at all times.
Due to the unique nature of the position of the RAs, work cannot easily be translated into hours per week. The RA job requires both regularly scheduled responsibilities and times during which RAs are available and accessible to floor residents. RAs are expected to be reasonably available and willing to work during emergencies and other unexpected events for which Residence Life support is needed.
RAs are compensated with the following:
- RAs receive a single traditional room or a single bedroom (housed in an apartmental or suite to be shared with other student roommates).
- 150-block meal plan per semester