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What our Resident Assistants are saying:


Resident Assistant

"The RA position has been the best experience I’ve ever had. Seeing the impact I have on my residents, and the friendships I’ve made on this journey, are memories I will always be so thankful for and never forget." - Michaela Crabtree

Resident Assistant

"I became an R.A because I wanted to be a great role model for my residents and to inspire them to believe that they can do or be anything that they want to become. I also wanted to make sure that they enjoy their experience at EIU and create some memories for a life time." - Paisley Adams

Resident Assistant  

"I became an RA because I loved the experiences and memories that I made while living in the residence halls and I want to help my residents make lasting memories as well.  It's amazing to be able to set a positive atmosphere for the residents and to help them achieve their goals and to be able to watch them grow.  The best part about being an RA is meeting so many different people and knowing that you made a difference in someone's life." - Apiphani Hall

Resident Assistant  

"Being an RA has really allowed me to step out of my comfort zone. It's a great feeling to know you are impacting your residents’ lives." - Joshua Yaeger

Resident Assistant

"I became an RA because I wanted to provide a safe learning environment for students to thrive in.  After being an RA for over a year, I believe I have achieved that outcome.  Being an RA has been and continues to be the greatest experience of my life." - Brandon Mata