Summer Sessions

Applications for Summer 2018 will open in Spring 2018.

Resident Advisors (RAs) live in the undergraduate residence halls supporting Cornell and visiting college students taking summer classes or involved in research opportunities on campus.

RA duties include

  • Peer Counselor
  • Community Builder
  • Academic Resource
  • Programmer
  • Crisis Manager
  • Administrator

RAs spend a significant amount of time getting to know residents as individuals and generating enthusiasm as they bring students together to create communities.

Staff serve in an on-call rotation and are trained, supervised, and supported by intern and professional staff.

RAs must be strong team players as members of a residence hall staff.

Position Description: SS_2017_RA_Position

Student Staff Spotlight!

Name: Shelby

Community: Townhouses

Semesters as a Student Staff Member: 3 semesters as an RA

Favorite Part: My favorite part about being an RA is getting to know residents. You truly are the first person that first-year students will count on. By building bonds with residents through programs, just listening to them, and giving them advice about school work or campus involvement, you can really form a mentor/mentee relationship.

Advice to Candidates: Be empathetic. A huge part of this role is about understanding others - your residents and your RA staff. A lot of what you do is aiming to connect with people and showing that you care.


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