Originally Posted by Sean Renaud
I apologize for my ignorance. What in the eleven frozen hells is an RA?
Resident Assistant. An RA is a member of the student body who applies for a leadership position within the dormitories of American Universities. Typically, an RA will be charged with an entire floor, though sometimes there may be two RA's per floor.
The RA answers to Resident Director, who is NOT a member of the student body, has been hired by the University to maintain the dormitory. They are charged with overall quality of the dormitory as well as approving or disproving of students residency.
Usually, an RA must take a lesser course load. Something like 5-10 credits, whereas the typical full time student will take 20-24.