Resident Assistants (RAs) are peer leaders who serve as student members of teams in residence Life. The RA position has been designed to support the University Strategic Plan and the mission of UNT Dallas. RAs contribute to the development of a community of scholars by assisting in the academic and personal development of residents and by promoting and supporting an inclusive environment in which differences are thoughtfully explored. Additionally, RAs are expected to know and uphold University policies, procedures, and community standards, work collaboratively to build community, be available to mentor students, and encourage responsible citizenship on and off the UNT Dallas campus. Resident Assistants are required to live on campus during the academic year.
Summer Housing Assistant
The Summer Housing Assistant (SHA) works at the residence hall community desk, assisting in the administration of the hall and providing service to summer camps, conference guests, and summer residents. The SHA is an integral staff member of the Office of Residence Life and serves as an initial representative of the residence hall, the department, and UNT Dallas. The SHA is in direct contact with persons outside the UNT Dallas community, as well as students, and should maintain a professional appearance and a positive attitude at all times. SHAs work at the front desk, participate in "on call" emergency response, and prepare rooms for conferences. Summer Housing Assistants are required to live on campus during the Summer.
The Desk Assistant (DA) is a part-time student paraprofessional who works at the residence hall front desk. The DA is responsible for assisting the Residence Hall Coordinator, Resident Assistant, and Residence Life Staff in effective administration of the residence hall. The DA performs a variety of clerical functions and provides excellent customer service.