“Almost all of my family is in Colorado, but Aaron has no one there. What if he feels alone? I’m worried that it could cause distance between us, but he doesn’t seem concerned about it. I don’t think that he’s taken the time to consider all of the potential complications. He just wants to go for it…”
The Colorado College Department of Residential Life Resident Advisor Contract explains that RAs are responsible for “implementing the mission of the department.” These requirements emphasize the effort to create a sense of community and promote student success. RAs are expected to serve as positive role models in their communities, follow the leadership of their RLC and enforce Colorado College policies. Furthermore, the contract explains “this position takes precedence over all other commitments, excluding academic coursework.”
I was first introduced to this three-page contract before the second semester of the 2014-2015 school year. Although expected that to read the entire contract, I was never tested on its content.