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Resident Assistant/Townhomes Assistant Vision Statement

“The College at Brockport Resident Assistants and Townhomes Assistants strive to enrich the residential experience by creating an inclusive, vibrant community. We inspire personal growth and student success by developing a supportive environment and building strong relationships with our residents. Ultimately, our goal is to guide students through their challenges and empower their self-discovery."

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Resident Assistant Program

Resident Assistants/Townhomes Assistants are selected on the basis of leadership potential, experience, and the ability and desire to assist students, in maximizing their experiences in the Residence Halls. RAs/TAs assist students through personal contact, referral to appropriate campus services, and providing co-curricular engagement to encourage community development. Each residence hall staff strives to develop their residential community. A vital part of the RA/TA position is to fulfill multiple roles, including as representatives, liaisons, and role models representing the Division of Enrollment Management/Student Affairs and Residential Life/Learning Communities.

At all times, RAs/TAs are expected to maintain confidentiality, communicate effectively, and act appropriately. While RAs/TAs are allowed to have additional employment and encouraged to be involved on and off campus, the Resident Assistant/Townhomes Assistant position is a priority, only second to academics. RAs/TAs are expected to arrive early and stay late at certain times throughout the academic year. RAs/TAs are expected to continue to participate in personal, professional and career development opportunities throughout the year in addition to required trainings and conferences. Our RAs boast high academic achievement, well rounded co-curricular experiences and many have gone on to pursue a career in student affairs/higher education.

Using a developmental rubric evaluation, RAs scored in the proficient or exemplary categories for performance and learning. The chart below provides some data related to the Resident Assistants.

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Resident Assistant Learning Outcomes

Resident Assistants/Townhomes Assistants will be able to:

    Create and implement community building intiatives in residence hall communities.

  • Identify multiple levels of diversity, including the ongoing development of their identity, and create an inclusive community.
  • Apply interpersonal skills that increase their ability to work with others, effectively communicate, and develop healthy relationships.
  • Apply leadership skills that enhance their ability to achieve their personal and professional goals, throughout college and beyond.
  • Assess conflict and crisis situations and identify the appropriate response.
  • Relate their formal academic learning to their experience in the residence hall.
  • Arrange priorities to manage stress and responsibilities.
  • Summarize College policies and procedures to educate residents, hold students accountable and create a safe environment where students can be academically and socially successful.
  • Identify campus and community services, refer students to such services and help students develop a connection to the College.

For the Resident Assistant/Townhomes Assistant Job Description & Responsibilities, click here

Last Updated 9/27/17

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