The Area Coordinator is a professional member of the Student Life team who oversees the residence hall, supervises an Resident Assistant (RA) staff of 9-15, advises Hall Council, and works individually with students. The Area Coordinators work together to create and implement a comprehensive residential life program that encourages an environment conducive to educational growth and development. The Director of Residential Life coordinates the development of policies, programs, and services. Wartburg’s residence halls are divided into floors of 18-38 students with a RA residing on each floor. An RA can be an invaluable resource to a new student as a contact person for problem solving, a guide to campus resources, and a leader in the floor community. RAs are returning students who have been carefully selected and trained to assist the students on the floor. RAs enforce policies and take appropriate action in emergency situations to maintain a safe and educational environment for floor residents.
Each floor has an upper-class student called a Resident Assistant (RA) who is hired and trained to help you! If you have any questions or need advice your RA can be your first and most often used resource! Wartburg Residential Life employs 37 RAs.
RAs come back to campus before the academic year begins to receive training, attend weekly meetings, hold floor programs, community building activities and floor meetings, and ensure that all Wartburg policies are being upheld by their fellow students.