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.