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Residential Living - Get Involved

Get Involved

RA Programming

Each Resident Assistant (RA) oversees the planning and implementation of several events throughout the semester designed to help you get involved in your community, meet other residents, and expose yourself to hobbies/topics you may be unfamiliar with.  Attending these programs is a great way to get plugged in on campus and meet new people!  Do you have a great idea for a program or want to share your hobby/interests with your fellow residents?  Talk to your RA and they will help you get the ball rolling!

Hall Council

Each residence hall has a Hall Council, of which all residents of that building are members.  Through Hall Council, you have the opportunity to participate in the governance of your residence hall. Hall Council delegates address issues of concern and propose changes to better meet the needs of the residents. Hall Council delegates also plan and carry out various hall programs and events.

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is made up of individuals from each of the residence halls. RHA delegates are elected by their peers in Hall Council and represent their residence halls in this campus-wide organization. RHA is one of the most active and visible groups on the WTAMU campus and has won WTAMU Organization of the Year many times!

Resident Assistants (RA)

A Resident Assistant (RA) is a student who lives on campus and acts as a resource for the students on their floor, wing, or unit within their residence hall. RAs are student leaders chosen to assist the residents, serving as a resource, mentor, friend, role model, and community leader.

Resident Assistants play a key role in creating an environment for students that is conducive to academic, personal, and social growth. RAs develop social, educational, and cultural activities for their residents. They also enforce and educate students on University policies and regulations within the residence halls.

On average, RAs are responsible for a living area of approximately 30-45 residents. RAs participate in job training and orientation throughout the year, developing strong leadership and interpersonal skills that last a lifetime. As compensation for their service, each RA receives a room and meal plan, as well as a monthly stipend.

For more information, refer to the RA Selection Process or contact the Office of Residential Living.