Don't become an RA just for the free room and board.
It's a lot of work, so if you're literally only there to reap the benefits of it and you don't have any kind of passion for it, you will be miserable when you have to give up your free time to deal with residents.
It will show if you're in the job to get housing covered, and the relationships you have with residents won't be as strong because they can tell if you're not in it for anything else.
Some resident advisors may enforce the policies harshly while some are more lax.
Most resident advisors will try to give out a warning to their residents before reporting them, especially if the violation was a minor problem such as noise.
Resident Advisors (RAs) Resident Advisors are peer leaders who supervise others living in our residence halls.
They are often the first resource for others with academic, institutional, or personal questions.
Her un-themed, coed floor consisted of about seventy freshmen.
While it is usually conventional to have two resident advisors mining a floor of that size, she covered the entire floor on her own.
We were all on a friendly basis, but it was never more than a, “Hey! If I did, I could run into problems with people on my floor disapproving, and I may be disrespected and looked down upon as an RA.
But after people on my floor started to find out I was dating one of their friends, I saw a change in the way everyone acted around me.
I always had my door open and I’d always be ready to talk. Fast forward about a month and a half into first semester – after approval from my boss and my boss’s boss, I was finally able to openly date one of my own residents.