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Resident Assistants


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Position Description

The Resident Assistant (RA) is one of 30+ student staff members who share responsibility for the Millsaps Residence Life program. These students work in the College's residence halls under the direct supervision of both the Resident Hall Director (RHD) and the Director of Residence Life. The primary role of the RA is to work with the other members of the residence life staff to facilitate an environment within the residence halls that promotes the educational experience of residential living. The RA articulates to the residents the philosophy and policies of the Office of Student Life and the College and, in turn, represents the needs of the students to the administration.

Resident Assistants (RAs) are members of the Student Life staff and serve as representatives of Millsaps College. In the living communities for which they have responsibilities, RAs serve as an important liaison between students and college staff members, through which college policies and objectives can be interpreted to students and the students' needs can, in turn, be communicated effectively back to the College. RAs should make an effort to be available to their floors/wings/cubes as much as possible throughout the day.


RA Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the opening and closing of residence halls at the beginning and end of each semester, as well as during vacation periods.
  • Greet and assist in the orientation of new and returning residents to residence hall life.
  • Keep bulletin boards up-to-date with important information and College/Residence Life policies
  • Know your residents and be available for them.
  • Create a community among the residents on your hall and within your building.
  • Assist in identifying and pinpointing maintenance and safety concerns in the residence halls.
  • Assist in the supervision of the residence hall during scheduled hours.
  • Enforce College policies.
  • Report and assist in the investigation of incidents of a disciplinary nature.
  • Are knowledgeable of campus services and the procedures for their use.
  • Work closely with the other RAs in your building.
  • Attend weekly RA meetings with the Director of Residence Life and a monthly hall meeting with your RHD.
  • Communicate regularly with the Director of Residence Life.
  • Encourage residents to discuss their concerns, and to the best of their abilities, counsel and advise them on said concerns.

Resident Assistants are students. Because of the dual role of being both a student and an employee, time management is essential component to maintaining sanity as well as balance in life. It is expected that much of the RA's campus time will be spent in the residence halls. Personal contact, outside that of a disciplinary nature, is the best way for a positive relationship to exist between the RA and the residents.

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2013-14 Residence Life Staff 

Residence Hall Resident Assistant Room Number
Bacot Hall Anna Nations (RHD) N29
  Will Brewer
  Jamie Edwards W18
  Rajan Hanstad S18
  Sara Humbert E29
  Lana Price W29
  Sam Perez S21
  Sami Thomason N38
  Alana Nardini  W39
Sanderson Hall Paul Gomila 108
  Mary Katherine Simmons 208
  Ellie Giglio  308

Ezelle Hall Dustin Garig 113

Johnathan Velten 103

Evan Gist  125
  Matt Wahl 215
  Graham Casey 225

New South Hall Michael Bell (RHD) 228
  Sara Del Castillo 113

John Guice 213
  Lily Womble 313
  Kaleigh Redhead 329
Goodman House Kenya Strong-Johnston (RHD) 208
Ethan Westbrook 116
John Hall Uzair Ali 118
Susanna Hall Michala Sullivan 114
Charles Hall Connor Mize  118