What's an RA?
The RAs are live-in student staff members who have gone through extensive training to work in undergraduate residence halls. Areas of training incluide: educational programming, counseling, referrals, and crisis management. The Dickson/McLLU Complex has 17 RAs, and you may go to any of them if you have questions or problems. There is an RA on call every night of the week and on the weekends to respond to any emergencies in the building. The RAs will be some of the first people you meet upon moving into the Dickson/McLLU Complex. They are here because they care about you and want your experience to be as successful and positive as possible.
Dickson Hall and McLLU also have resident advisor(s) who are CORE RAs. "CORE RA" stands for COmmunity and REspect Resident Advisor.
The CORE RA program is comprised of a select group of resident advisors from each residential community. They receive on-going training designed to help them craft a critical lens, and become cognizant of aspects within our society that nuance sexual violence and bias. In turn, they actively engage their peers to help them become more aware of these issues. They also inform the students of the many supportive campus and community resources that are available to assist individuals that have been impacted by any form of sexual misconduct. Through programming students learn how to cultivate healthy relationships in intentional ways, and how to be an active bystander within their communities.