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 Resident Assistant            

Sidney Abrams, Health Administration Major, and Business Administration and Workplace Wellness Minor

I became an RA because of the excellent work my former RA was doing. They made the RA position seem engaging and valuable. Once I got the position, being an RA proved to be much more. I account my role as an RA for drastically improving my communication skills, leadership skills, and multitasking abilities. This role has opened up so many doors for me and presented me with countless networking opportunities. Building lifelong relationships with my fellow RA’s, residents, and pro-staff members is one of my favorite parts of the job. I love how hands-on, transparent, and energetic the pro staff members are! I know from experience that if I am in need that they will assist me or point me towards a resource that can. I also love building floor communities. Being there to see the early stages of lifelong friendships develop is remarkable. As semesters pass, viewing the growth taking place in residents personally, academically, and professionally is an experience like no other.



Resident Assistant            

Keonee Lesley, Accounting Major, and Management Minor

I applied to be an RA as a freshman because I felt that it would play a major role in getting more involved on campus and as an additional way to meet new people. The best part of being an RA is the relationships you develop, not only with the residents but with your staff as well! I have definitely made some great friends from taking on the position. 


Alex Mann, History Education Major, and Theatre Arts Minor

I wanted to be an RA because while the free room and board is nice, I also wanted to help residents on campus and help freshmen adjust to the new college lifestyle. My favorite part of my job is getting to know my residents and creating a tight community that is able to become friends and not just neighbors.


Resident Assistant            

Amber Miles, Family Consumer Science Major 

I applied to be an RA because I wanted to get more involved, help others, and be a great role model for residents on campus. My favorite part of being an RA is building my community and long-lasting relationships.


Resident Assistant              

Sophia Parrillo, Elementary Education Major

I became an RA because I thought that it would be a great way for me to help people, whether that be in their transition to college or being a friendly face on campus.  My favorite part of being an RA is the relationships I have made with other people in housing and with my residents. 

Resident Assistant              

Dawson Sullens, Political Science, and Sociology Major

I applied to be an RA because I had a great first year on campus and Eastern Illinois University became a second home for me. I wanted to become an RA so I could help other people feel at home at EIU and I felt that working as an RA would be the best way for me to do that. My favorite part of being a Resident Assistant is the opportunity to meet all sorts of people from all walks of life and hopefully impact their lives for the better.

 Resident Assistant            

Jarrett Williams, Computer and Information Technology Major

I became an RA because I enjoy helping people. I feel like everyone needs a peer to talk to for guidance. My favorite part about being an RA is meeting residents and being able to interact with them and help them grow as a person.

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MLK Jr., University Union,
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-6489

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