Resident Directors and Resident Assistants
Resident Directors (RDs) direct all programs and services for their assigned residence hall and directly supervise the resident assistants. They provide crisis intervention, counseling, and “on-duty” coverage for residents. RDs assist in creating an environment that fosters learning and supports the mission of Hiram College. They serve as a resource for all residential students and help to foster a sense of community in the areas.
A resident assistant (RA) is a trained peer leader who supervises residents in halls by managing day to day issues in the halls. An RA has many roles and responsibilities, including, but not limited to, building a residential community through programming, acting as a para-counselor for students, being a familiar first resource for students with academic or institutional questions, and enforcing residence policies. RAs handle issues such as assisting with lockouts, arranging for minor repairs to facilities, creating an atmosphere where residents treat each other and their communal living spaces with respect, among other duties.