The Resident Advisor (RA) is an undergraduate student who lives in an assigned residential building floor/area with approximately 30 students. The Resident Advisor is responsible for assisting students during their Gardner-Webb University experience. The Resident Advisor’s major responsibilities include assisting individual students, maintaining community behavioral standards, providing social and educational programs and completing various administrative duties. The Resident Advisor is the front line resource for students and is essential to community living. 

As a part-time residence education staff member, the Resident Advisor (RA) is an administrative component of the Student Development Staff at Gardner-Webb University who reports to the Graduate Resident Director (GRD) and Assistant Director of Residence Education. The RA is responsible for implementing the goals of the residence education program and for maintaining a living unit which is conducive to the pursuit of academic achievement.  The position is viewed also as an educational opportunity for those students selected. 

Students who wish to become RAs must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • A semester and cumulative GPA of 2.5;
  • Been a residential student for at least one semester;
  • Good judicial standing.

Please contact The Department of Housing and Residence Education if you are interested in becoming a Resident Advisor. 704-406-4300.