Advice for Next Year’s Resident Assistants
ENC’s residence halls are guided by a staff of 22 Resident Assistants. These students are chosen from among their peers for their leadership, commitment to ENC, and most of all, their desire to serve their fellow students. Each year a new batch of Resident Assistants, or RAs, is carefully chosen by the Residential Life Staff. Applications are underway and we thought the potential RAs might like a little advice from this year’s experienced team!
“Being an RA is pretty dope-! I love the opportunity to serve my guys in so many different ways. I didn’t expect to be blessed with so many amazing guys and I am really grateful for all of them.” – Richie Gardnehire
“Being an RA gives you a chance to get to connect with people that you may or may not know. I had the wonderful chance to have a floor where I was first surrounded by strangers, but now I’m surrounded by friends and girls who I couldn’t imagine not knowing. You get to meet some pretty extraordinary people!” – Viviana Coix
“What I love most about being an RA is the opportunity to spend time and do life with a diverse group of humans. The RA position offers the unique opportunity to learn about the lives and hearts of people, in a space of friendship and mutual growth, that enriches the relationship of all involved and informs, for me, what it means to be a part of “the beloved community.” – Lisa McCarthy
“I really appreciate the community I’ve found within the RAs. They are all willing and ready to help and support. I also like that being an RA forces me to really be intentional with students and get to know people I wouldn’t have otherwise gotten a chance to know.” – Ryan Davis
“What I love: Connecting with my residents and get to know them better. The challenge: Remembering to update my weekly info board!” – Moesha Daniel
“Set realistic expectations and be kind to yourself because you are doing the best that you can. Also, remember that you’re not the only one building community on your floor! Seek out the other residents who are doing the same thing and acknowledge their contribution to your floor, and the ENC community.” – Monica Ly