Skills and Knowledge

RAs receive a great deal of training before and during their time as a RA, so you don’t already need to know everything. However, it is important that you understand that confrontation and crisis management are a part of your position and you should feel confident in your abilities to learn more about this if you are going to be an RA.

Although many facets of the RA role are highly intuitive, there is also a substantial base of knowledge that RAs must be trained in. Some of this involves ensuring that our RAs are familiar with all the resources that the U of L has to offer.

Having a solid understanding of Housing Services operations is also critical. We support our RAs through formal training as well as team building exercises, as a condition of employment, on a year-round basis. During the Fall and Spring semesters, we arrange for speakers to present on a variety of topics pertaining to residence life. Training sessions take place in March, August & January.

CPR/First Aid

All training is provided to employees at no expense, with one exception: If you are unable to attend our CPR training session and require certification but are unable to attend our scheduled training session, you will be responsible for obtaining certification at your own expense. See Timelines