As you adjust to living on campus, you will find support for you in the residence life staff. One of the first people you will meet is your Resident Assistant (RA). RAs are upper class students who have lived in residence halls and are here to help you feel at home. RAs are your best resources and can help you become successful at Fredonia. They can help you with roommate conflicts, hall conflicts, academic concerns, and they are there when you just want to talk or grab a bite to eat.
As a Resident Assistant, you have a unique opportunity to serve your fellow students and your college. You share the same experiences, problems, pressures and have similar goals living in the same environment. Since students spend as much as 65-70% of their time in their residence, there can be no question of the importance of this day to day environment. While many factors determine the degree to which a residence hall provides an atmosphere enjoyable to residents and conducive to learning, none is more significant than the influence of the staff which serves that hall. The resident assistant is considered a member of the Residence Life Staff and is directly responsible to the Residence Director of the building in which he/she serves.