Residence Life seeks students interested in Resident Assistant program

University Park, Pa. -- Penn State Residence Life is looking for students interested in the Resident Assistant program. It's open to full-time, undergraduate students with a GPA of  2.40 or higher and at least 12 Penn State credits. Students selected for the program that want to be an R.A., are required to take a semester-long 3-credit course: Counselor Education 302. This "invitation only" interactive course is taught by Residence Life professional staff and offers communication and leadership skill development. Training is also provided in the days before students return to campus, at the start of a new semester, and in on-going supervision.

Students that would like to participate, first need to attend a required information session:

7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 in Pollock Rec Room

5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9 in Simmons Lounge in South Halls

6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 in Warnock Social Lounge in North Halls

3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13 in Waring Lounge in West Halls

7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 in 124 Findlay in East Halls

6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 in 110 Wartik in Central Halls.

R.A.s are role models and community builders within the residence hall areas that integrate their roles as University representatives and student advocates. At times, R.A.s must also be disciplinarians though most often the job involves having a genuine concern for others. For more information contact



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Last Updated August 31, 2010