Resident Assistants (RAs) are undergraduate student staff members who live in our on-campus housing buildings to ensure a positive and safe experience for our residents. They are essential to upholding our mission to provide an inclusive and safe community that promotes academic success, social development, and a sense of belonging. RAs help create a responsible living environment through their contributions to the Housing and Resident Life Team, which includes other RAs, Area Coordinators, Resident Managers, Front Desk Staff members, Operation Specialists, and the Director of Housing. They help support residents by facilitating programs and experiences within their communities. RAs receive a free private room in exchange for their services.
The RA position is rewarding, demanding, and challenging. Prospective RAs must have the ability to meet deadlines, display initiative, and have a basic knowledge of campus resources. As a student staff member, RAs have the opportunity to work on an incredible team of student leaders, to build their leadership skills, and to serve as an ally and role model for residents at Utah Tech University. The RA position must be a student’s primary out-of-class obligation.