About Us

Student Leadership Opportunities:

The Resident Assistant (RA)

The RAs are undergraduate students selected by the ORLL and directly supervised by the ARDs of the area in which they reside. The RAs work to facilitate the development of community on their floors by organizing programs and activities, assist individual students, and intervene in crisis. Another important responsibility of the RAs is to uphold all university and residential policies and community standards. RAs are expected to provide important information to their residents, include all members of their community, help resolve conflicts between roommates or floor mates, and to confront floor members who are infringing upon the rights of the other members. RAs provide duty coverage on a rotating daily basis. RA duty begins at 9:00 p.m. and ends at 7:00 a.m. daily. While on duty, RAs are expected to conduct rounds of their building or area at various times of the night, assist students when necessary and document inappropriate student behavior or building facilities issues. In order to contact the RA on duty, students can call or stop by the RA on duty's room during the above listed hours.

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If you're interested in applying for a ResLife student position for the 2017-2018 year, contact Jerome Holland, Jr. at jerome.holland_jr@tufts.edu.

The Residential Judiciary Board (RJB)

The RJB is made up of two Resident Directors and three student RJB members and is convened by the Assistant Director of Community and Judicial Affairs. Cases heard by the RJB include:

  • Complaints brought by one or more residents against one or more other residents on alleged violations of residence hall standards or other personal complaints.
  • Complaints against residents brought by members of the residential staff on violations of residence hall standards.
  • Appeals of decisions made by the Assistant Director.

The RJB may impose disciplinary resolutions, including those that affect an individual's housing status or eligibility to reside in university housing. The RJB may not impose university disciplinary action, but may refer cases to the University Judicial Affairs Officer if such action is deemed as appropriate. The RJB will hear cases stemming from incidents that occur in a residence hall even if the student involved does not reside in the hall. (For a full description of the Student Judicial Process, please consult the Student Judicial Process available in the Dean of Student Affairs Office or online.)

If you're interested in applying for a position as an RJB member in the 2016-2017 year, please apply here >

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