The Resident Assistant (RA) is a member of the Residence Life team and is responsible for the general administration, development, and implementation of student life programs in the residence halls. Under the direction and supervision of a House Director (HD), Resident Director (RD) or Area Coordinator (AC), the Resident Assistant is responsible for providing resources and assistance that will make each residence hall community a place that supports and enhances all aspects of student life. A Resident Assistant is a full-time student at the University of Idaho who lives in the residence halls and acts as a representative of the residence hall community to other administrative departments within the University. The Resident Assistant position is a one-year appointment. Performance expectations include, but are not limited to the following responsibilities and obligations.
- Enrollment as a full-time graduate or undergraduate student.
- Attendance at the University of Idaho for a minimum of one semester.
- Limited class-load to sixteen credits per semester. Exceptions to this expectation must be made by the respective Residence Director/Area Coordinator.
- Maintenance of a 2.5 grade point average (both semester and cumulative) while holding the Resident Assistant position (failing to meet this expectation at any point of employment may result in termination.) Graduate level Resident Assistants must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
- Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
- A residence hall room space and board plan.
- A book allowance ($50.00 for first year Resident Assistant and $100.00 for returning Resident Assistants) payable at the end of each semester.
- Compliance with all federal, state and local mandated laws, the Student Code of Conduct, the Student Bill of Rights, the Residence Life Code of Ethical Standards, the Residence Hall & Dining Services Agreement, the Residence Hall Handbook and all other standards for acceptable behavior.
- Maintain and follow established procedures and protocol in requesting services from University departments.
- Avoidance of romantic relationships with residents of hall on which Resident assistant in question works.
- Responsibility for negligence in the use of any University resources provided to her/him.