Student Staff

The staff is eager to help you in making your residence hall a comfortable place to live that enhances your educational experiences and contributes to your overall success and enjoyment at Lafayette.

Resident Advisors

Resident Advisors (RAs) are assigned to live in each living community.  The RA articulates the philosophy and policies of the Office of Residence Life and the College to their residents, and in turn, represents the needs of the students to the administration. The job of the RA combines many roles: information resource, activities organizer, liaison to the Office of Residence Life, adviser, and friend.

Fraternity House Assistants

Fraternity House Assistants (FHAs) live in each Chapter House to foster an environment that promotes the educational experience of residential living and furthers the values of their organization. House Assistants articulate the philosophy and policies of the Office of Residence Life, the College and the House Corporation to their residents, and in turn, represent the needs of residential students to the administration. The job of the FHA combines many roles: information resource, activities organizer, liaison to the Office of Residence Life, adviser, and friend.

Head Resident Advisors

Head Residents (HRs) oversee a residential area and supervise the student staff in those communities. The HR serves as a resource and referral person for all the residents of his or her area. The HR coordinates, supervises, and/or completes various administrative tasks and assists with various office projects throughout the year. Head Residents are juniors or seniors who have previous staff experience.

Join the Staff!

The Office of Residence Life seeks candidates for Resident Advisor (RA) and Fraternity House Assistant (FHA) positions on a yearly basis. Specific information about the process can be found on the Student Staff Selection website.