Resident Assistants form the face and the voice of Residence Life at Rutgers. As such all RAs must be committed to the Residence Life mission.
RAs are expected to serve as role models on campus, exhibit the ability to be effective listeners and excellent resources, and 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:
- Single traditional room or a single bedroom (housed in an apartment or suite to be shared with other student roommates). The majority of our residential communities are mixed gender areas. To learn more about the variety of amenities offered for each housing type, please review our individual hall pages.
- 150-block meal plan per semester
- Your remuneration package is listed as a scholarship on your account. If you receive financial aid, contact the Financial Aid office to determine how remuneration will affect your financial aid package.