One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in a college or university) a student who is responsible for supervising and assisting other, typically younger, students who live in the same residence hall.‘the hall houses a bilingual resident adviser and up to fifty students’
- ‘They make routine dorm visits and patrol particular floors based on student complaints or tips from resident assistants.’
- ‘They also train student resident advisers in all topics, from spotting signs of depression and suicidal tendencies to helping victims of sexual assault and approaching someone with an eating disorder.’
- ‘For two years, the university paid his room and board because he was a resident advisor.’
- ‘I was a resident assistant at a dorm.’
- ‘You may want to involve a resident advisor for the dorm in this discussion.’
- ‘Fifteen resident advisers are assigned to live in Lynton Towers, receiving free room and board in exchange for providing support services for students.’
- ‘After the talk of violence, she spoke to a resident adviser.’
- ‘Kids ran rampant through the halls; the resident assistants didn't know what to do with themselves.’
- ‘According to Garneau, a resident assistant had removed all of the fliers within less than two hours.’
- ‘In tears, she went to her resident assistant.’
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