Regent Policy Documents

SECTION 24: HOUSING RULES AND REGULATIONS

24-4 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM POLICY ON THE ROLE OF RESIDENT ASSISTANTS IN RESIDENCE HALLS

(Formerly 06-1)

That, upon recommendation of the President of the University of Wisconsin System, the Board of Regents approves the following, UW System Policy on the Role of Resident Assistants in Residence Halls:

Resident Assistants (RAs) are expected to work with student residents to create an open, inclusive, and supportive residential community.  At the same time, because RAs are students themselves, they are encouraged to participate in campus activities and organizations.  As such, RAs may participate in, organize, and lead any meetings or other activities, within their rooms, floors or residence halls, or anywhere else on campus, to the same extent as other students.  However, they may not use their positions to pressure, coerce, or inappropriately influence student residents to attend or participate.

History: Res. 9145 adopted 3/10/06


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The Regent Policy Documents were adopted and are maintained pursuant to the policy-making authority vested in the Board of Regents by Wis. Stats. § 36. The Regent Policy Documents manifest significant policies approved by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. This document is a ready reference for those charged with carrying out these policies. Unless noted otherwise, associated documents and reports may be obtained from the Office of the Secretary of the Board of Regents, 1860 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, ph 608-262-2324. http://www.uwsa.edu/bor/policies/