Resident Advisors are undergraduate students who have participated in an extensive selection and training process. They are available as a resource for students in every residence hall and are trained to handle emergency situations or concerns.
RA General Duties:
- Provide assistance, support, and leadership to individual students and student groups in the residential community
- Promote educational growth and development among resident students
- Foster interpersonal skills, appreciation of differences, and responsibility within the community environment among resident students
- Clearly communicate and consistently enforce policies within the residential communities
- Ensure that our residential communities are safe places to live
- Create an environment that is conducive to academic pursuits and complements the academic mission of Wesleyan College
A team of 13 RAs – one per floor -- is responsible for maintaining the safety and security in the residence halls, in addition to ensuring the satisfaction and happiness of students living there. Every RA must fulfill her role as an administrator and policy enforcer, as well as emergency responder.
Students typically spend an average of 15 hours per week in the classroom, leaving significant time outside of the structured class environment. Wesleyan RA’s utilize that down time by providing social and educational programs, plus some additional academic programs.
If you are interested in becoming a Resident Advisor, please look for application materials available late January.
Summer Conference Assistants
Summer Conference Assistants (SCAs) are recruited and selected during the spring semester of each year. SCAs work with the Residence Life staff to oversee the implementation and direction of camp and conference participants that reside on campus at Wesleyan College during the summer months. The SCA position provides students with a leadership opportunity in addition to serving Wesleyan and our visitors.
SCA General Duties:
- Checking conference residents in and out at the beginning and end of each conference or camp
- Responding to emergency situations
- Providing assistance to summer conference guests and summer residents