Resident Assistants (RAs)
The roles of an RA are varied and numerous. They are a select group of the student leaders at Drew University dedicated to enriching the lives of their fellow Drew students. Their roles and tasks include but are not limited to:
- Communicating University goals, expectations and community standards to members of the community.
- Develop purposeful educational, community service, social and curricular programs.
- Promoting mutual respect and understanding in a diverse and open community.
- Mediating and resolving conflicts.
- Advising students about University resources.
- Acting as a liaison between students and other University offices.
House Assistants (HAs)
House Assistants help create a community in Drew’s six themed housing options. HA’s have similar roles to RA’s with the addition of promoting and communicating their house’s theme across campus.
The six theme houses are:
- La Casa Latina: the Latino/a interest house.
- Women’s Concerns House: the women and gender focused house.
- Earth House: a house dedicated to environmental and sustainability issues.
- Umoja House: The Pan-African interest house.
- Spirituality House: A house for people interested in spirituality and religion.
- Asia Tree House: The Asian continent interest house.
You can find out more about these houses here: Theme Houses.
Desk Attendants (DAs)
Desk attendants watch the building during night time hours to make sure no one who doesn’t belong in the building gets in. Their tasks include:
- Checking ID’s of all students walking through main entrances of select buildings.
- Checking-in guests of residents.
- Contacting Resident Assistants regarding any issues in the hall.
- Keeping building safe and secure for residents.
If you are interested in applying to be a Desk Attendant, please contact the Desk Attendant coordinator, Colleen Freund at CFreund@drew.edu or call: 973-408-3431.