RA’s seem to get a bad rap. They are sometimes seen as an authority figure there for no other reason to get you in trouble. Living in a dorm is much different than living at home with your parents or living in an apartment. There are shared spaces that need to be respected. The RA has a job to do, and it’s a smart idea to get on their good side. Try to get to know your RA, you might find out that they are looking out for you and have your best interest in mind.
Here are 5 reasons why your RA rocks
They are a Mentor
Your RA can be someone you look up to. They have been doing the college thing longer than you and know all the ins and outs. They can give you advice on classes and professors, and how to plan your schedule. Take advantage of this and meet with your RA if you have some free time.
They are a Therapist
You and your roommate are butting heads. Turn to your RA on how to solve the problem. They know the rules and have most of the solutions to the problems you’re facing. If nothing works, they can help you find a new roommate.
They are a Party Planner
Your RA can put together some fun dorm events. They get you free food, plan fun arts & crafts and other activities, and help you bond with the other students in your dorm. What’s not to like about that?
They are a Look Out
So you get busted by your RA for breaking a rule. It is not their fault, it’s yours. You get a slap on the wrist, maybe you get written up, and then you move on. They are probably preventing you from getting in worse trouble, so stick to the rules when you’re living on campus.
They are a Friend
Your RA is a lot like you. They are a student in college just trying to graduate, and they were a freshman once too. If you’re lucky you’re RA could turn into your friend.
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