Resident Assistants in Graduate and Family Housing (RAs) form the face and voice of Residence Life at Rutgers. As such all RAs 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.
Resident Assistants in Graduate and Family Housing are students enrolled full-time in a graduate program at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. The students in this role will live in communities serving graduate students in apartment-style living, who may share their space with other graduate students or their families (spouse/partner, and/or dependents). These unique communities also house undergraduate students with families, non-traditional undergraduate students, and international students. Below are the locations in which these communities may be found:
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 in Graduate and Family Housing are compensated with the following:
- Single bedroom (housed in an apartment to be shared with other graduate student roommates)
- 50 block meal plan/semester