Resident Assistants (RAs) are considered paraprofessional employees of the Department of Housing & Residential Life. They are exceptional students who have demonstrated leadership skills and are willing to take on a great amount of responsibility above their academic load. RAs are responsible for monitoring the safety and well-being of students in their assigned building, as well as providing social and educational programming opportunities that expand the student experience outside the classroom.
To become an RA, students must pass through a rigorous interview process and then complete the RA training program. RAs receive a room and board as compensation for this position.
Resident Student Association (RSA)
The RSA is the representative body of resident students at Northeastern. It is composed of members of every hall council, as well as an elected executive board. RSA works to improve the quality of life for all resident students at Northeastern University. This mission is completed through the planning and implementation of campus-wide events and through service on various University committees.
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The RSA plans programs for the resident population and represents students to the Department of Housing & Residential Life and the University administration on all issues dealing with student housing.
THE RSA IS COMPRISED OF THE FOLLOWING THREE AREAS:
The general council is the main deliberating body of the RSA. It deals with issues and plans programs that involve all residence facilities. The general council is divided into four committees: administration, finance, programming, and housing services.
Each residence hall or complex is served by one or more hall councils comprising at least four residents who live in that area. The members of hall council meet regularly to discuss issues affecting students in their area. They work with a professional staff member (who also acts as advisor) to improve the quality of life for their constituents.
In addition, hall councils are tasked with planning and implementing events for their fellow students, as well as purchasing equipment for student use, including board games, DVD collections, video game systems, and pool tables.
Events sponsored by hall councils include ski trips, paintball trips, movie nights, ice cream socials, and assorted competitions. The hall council program is overseen by the Resident Student Association in consultation with the Department of Housing & Residential Life.
National Residence Hall Honorary
The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is an honor society consisting of the academic top one percent of residents within Northeastern's residence halls.