Resident Assistants

An Experience for Life

The Resident Assistant (RA) program is an integral part of residential living. The RAs are individuals who are carefully selected for their dynamic personalities, leadership skills, outstanding reliability, honesty, and ability to give of themselves. Their responsibilities are wide ranging and at times very demanding. The role of the RA is an extremely fundamental and important position for any University. Webber values the importance of RAs and is please to have had RA positions for many years.

One of the main roles of an RA is to facilitate an environment that promotes both an educational experience as well as the learning that takes place outside of the classroom. One of the main goals of the RA is to act as a liaison between the Student Life office and dorm residents. It is also their responsibility to assist in creating a fun, happy, positive, and activity-filled environment in order to ensure all residents create fantastic memories here at Webber. The RA position may be demanding, but it is also extremely rewarding and will create memories that will last a lifetime.

Responsibilities for the position of an RA are numerous, and the RA is the focal point for the day-to-day operation of his/her floor. The RA has several roles – student, business manager, peer, referral agent, friend, educational and social programmer, and disciplinarian. The diversity of the roles and responsibilities is challenging and calls on the RA to develop organization and interpersonal skills. Being an RA provides an opportunity to maximize self-development, maturity, and confidence during the college years.

Although the RAs are asked to give of themselves, they are also a part of a dynamic group of students who are highly respected by faculty, staff, and their peers. Also, the RA program is designed in a manner that encourages personal growth and development of important life skills. Being an RA is not all work – they are guaranteed much fun, laughter, and memorable experiences as well!

Detailed Description of Duties

Meet the 2017-2018 Resident Assistants

April Berry-Harrison

Astatula, FL

Class: Senior
Favorite part of being an RA: "Getting to meet new people."

Garry Chouloute

Miami, FL

Class: Senior
Favorite part of being an RA: "Learning how to take control of any situation and being able to represent the school for a good cause."

Aaron Givens

Miami, FL

Class: Sophomore
Favorite part of being an RA: "Helping students and faculty members around campus. I also enjoy being able to meet students from all over the world!"

Gabriella Gonzales

Lake Orion, MI

Class: Senior
Favorite part of being an RA: "Being able to help my fellow classmates. As an RA, I am everything from a drive to a friend, and it warms my heart knowing that I can make a difference for those who need me."

Myusei Hagiwara

Tokyo, Japan

Class: Junior
Favorite part of being an RA: "Helping students who are in need. Since we are an international university, I see many students who struggle with the same problems I have, so I enjoy helping those international students solve them."

Dequan Harvin

Orlando, FL

Class: Senior
Favorite part of being an RA: "I get to meet new people and help make the student's life on campus better."

Rachel Osborne

Zephyrhills, FL

Class: Senior
Favorite part of being an RA: "I enjoy being able to help students with any problems they might have. It is a big responsibility but it comes with great rewards!"

Christian Quezada

Fort Myers, FL

Class: Sophomore
Favorite part of being an RA: "Going to Student Life events and socializing with students."

Donesha Ruffin

Orlando, FL

Class: Junior
Favorite part of being an RA: "Interacting with new people."

Gianna Thornton

Marlton, NJ

Class: Junior
Favorite part of being an RA: "Learning things about myself and also learning how to handle situations in a professional manner."