Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants 2018

Darcie O'Brien (Senior RA)             
Meg Heuschele (Assistant Senior RA)             
Alyssa Breytenbach            
Louisa Fenton            
Sienna Fracchia            
Sarah Gibbs            
Kealy Jeppesen            
Mikaela Merrypor            
Katrina Muguira            
Nivethika Somasundaraswaran           
Claire Woodward

Resident Assistants (RAs) are traditionally students in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of study at university who assist with the care of students in the College. This role complements the roles of the Student Executive and provides an opportunity for the development of leadership skills. Students appointed as RAs cannot hold a position on the Student Club Executive. The two groups are considered as one leadership team and are expected to work closely together. In 2017, there will be:

  • 9 x Resident Assistants, each with a family of approximately 21 residents
  • 1 x Assistant Senior RA, also responsible for a family of approximately 21 residents
  • 1 x Senior RA, responsible for the coordination and development of the RA Programme but no responsibility for a family.

RAs are selected on the basis of their potentialto provide outstanding residential support. >They have experienced residential living at Duchesne and demonstrated leadership potential through their involvement in a range of College activities.RAs are expected to have a close involvement in the general life of the College; sharing meals and meeting regularly with students, participating in College functions and being seen as aspirational role-models with loyalty to, concern for and responsibility to the College.They create a supportive atmosphere, generating a sense of community within the College.

The general roles and responsibilities of the RA are closely aligned to the five goals of Sacred Heart Education.

Goal 1: The creation of an environment conducive to the living of Christian and academic values

  • Developing and maintaining the ethos of Duchesne College
  • Creating a supportive atmosphere and providing a high level of pastoral care, generating a sense of community within the College, particularly within the RA families
  • Creating a supportive atmosphere which is conducive to study, by ensuring the behaviour of residents falls within acceptable limits (e.g. noise)

Goal 2: The developing of a sense of responsibility for each one’s own life and the life of the College and university community

  • Involving themselves closely in the general life of the College
  • Working inpidually, and as a member of the Student Leadership Team, to organise and promote events which encourage the participation of all residents
  • Acting as role models with loyalty to, concern for and responsibility to the College
  • Ensuring behaviour of residents falls within acceptable limits (e.g. noise, cleanliness, care of common areas)
  • Encouraging residents to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle and to seek support as necessary

Goal 3: The fostering of an active concern for the wider community and an availability to the wider community

  • Encouraging involvement in the ministry and service activities of the College
  • Encouraging residents to maintain the high standards and reputation of the College within the wider community

Goal 4: The development of the students’ intellectual potential

  • Creating a supportive atmosphere which is conducive to study, by encouraging residents to support each other in their academic pursuits and to use the services provided by the College to enhance their academic performance
  • Contributing to a culture where academic achievement is celebrated and encouraged
  • Encouraging residents to engage in the various programs on offer at the College and through the cultural events of the ICC

Goal 5: The development and integration of faith

  • Working inpidually, and as a member of the Student Leadership Team, to develop opportunities for residents to continue their faith development and to encourage residents to live out the Christian values in their everyday lives
Background

Background

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Events

Events

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Service and Mission

Service and Mission

To live the Goals of Sacred Heart Education, Mission and Service are key elements of College life and all students are encouraged to participate in this area. Each year, the Service Convenor…

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