Resident assistant applications reach record level – here’s why


A student walks toward his residence in Greek village. (Ryan Thorpe/ TCU360)

By Ryan Thorpe, Staff Writer

Leadership experience and community building are two key reasons that an increasing number of students are applying to be a Resident Assistant, according to housing officials.

The 151 students selected receive a stipend along with free housing and a meal plan. 

“This year, we saw a record number of applications — 399,” said Norma Ramirez, the housing and residence life assistant director who’s leading the selection process.

The application process closed in January.