The foundation of our residence hall program is the RA position. RAs are a community of student leaders dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our residential students. As mentors, RAs make make our residence halls a place to call home. If you become a RA, you will be challenged but also rewarded in many ways.
RAs return to campus a week before students arrive in August to receive intensive training in conflict resolution, crisis management, leadership, programming, counseling, and more. The experience of being a leader and mentor among peers in the halls is the most rewarding benefit of the position. RAs in the traditional residence halls receive a waiver of room charges and a 19 meal plan. Resident Assistants in the apartments receive a waiver of room charges and a 105 Flex meal plan.
RAs at Villanova are sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students who demonstrate exceptional leadership and interpersonal, organizational, and decision-making skills. To receive full consideration for an RA position, applicants must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA and be in good disciplinary standing. Because of the academic demands of the Law School, first year Law students are generally discouraged from applying.