1. Are you willing to take on a 24-hour per day responsibility?
  2. Are you willing to share yourself 100% of the time?
  3. Will your present study habits allow you to balance your academics with your RA/MA job?
  4. Could you go long periods of time without seeing your family, and/or boyfriend/girlfriend?
  5. Do you feel you could really approach a resident on his or her drinking problem?
  6. Could you feel comfortable dealing with a resident with a different sexual orientation than you?
  7. Are you able to express disappointment in a positive manner?
  8. Can you accept the fact that not everyone will want to be involved in your floor/hall activities?
  9. Could you handle the fact that not everyone will like you?
  10. Can you remain objective and fair when dealing with a disciplinary problem on your floor/with in the hall involving friends?
  11. Do you think that you can be a good role model, even though you may be off-campus, or away from the hall in the presence of your residents?
  12. Do you feel comfortable with interpreting Residence Hall policies?
  13. Are you an easy person to get to know and talk to?
  14. Are you an initiator?
  15. Can you get involved with student concerns and be able to refer them to someone else when they go beyond the scope of your authority?
  16. Are you able to react and express yourself clearly in a tense situation?
  17. Do you know the limits of confidentiality?
  18. Do you know when someone is asking for help but is not directly verbalizing their need?
  19. Is self-satisfaction of doing a good job enough for you?
  20. Is there such a thing as caring too much for the people on your floor/in the building?
  21. Do you have an effective release of tension?
  22. Do you think it is important to allow yourself moments of privacy?
  23. When faced with criticism, are you flexible?
  24. Do you project a positive self-image?
  25. Can you feel comfortable writing reports about activities and situations on the floor/in the hall?
  26. If you are not yet 21, are you comfortable with the fact that you cannot drink alcohol on campus? If you are 21 or over, are you comfortable with the fact that certain restrictions will be placed on your drinking behavior?

If you answered 20 of the above questions with a “yes”, you have a good general idea and understanding of the time and energy required in the RA/MA position

If you answered less than 20 questions with a “yes”, we suggest you discuss the requirements of the RA/MA position further with a Hall Director.