The responsibility of being a Rowan University resident assistant (RA) is enormous. Gian Connor calls it a privilege.
“RAs have the opportunity to make a positive impact the transition of new students,” said Connor, a junior marketing major and first-year RA, who will serve freshmen on the fourth floor of Mimosa Residence Hall.
“I want my freshmen to feel like they always have someone in their corner,” he continued. “I want them to know that I will be a resource and a voice for them. I want them to feel loved and cared for. And I want them to know that Rowan is full of resources to help them.”
A total of 107 undergraduate RAs—along with nine graduate student residential directors and three full-time residential learning coordinators--serve 4,385 residential students on Rowan’s Glassboro campus. Of those living on campus this academic year, more than 1,900 are freshmen.