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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1997 - Residence Halls. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 26, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/6374/show/6190.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1997 - Residence Halls. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/6374/show/6190

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Title Houstonian 1997
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Transcript Leaders Of The Halls Resident advisers guide residents to more fulfilling, enjoyable life at UH Moving away from home and into a dor- ing and studying, but also to promote an mitory can be an adventure and scary experi- environment conducive to personal growth ence in itself. Luckily, the Towers and Quads are equipped with live-in "mothers and fathers" called Resident Advisers. To be an RA, one must have a grade point average of 2.5 at the and interpersonal development. "I think that if you are going to live with a certain group of people for an entire semester or two, you should get to know one another. I try to encourage my floor to inter- time of employment and maintain at least a act with one another, so that they will always 2.5 each semester. An RA can have no have someone to talk to or just hang around repeated or serious record of disciplinary with," Santiago said. action on the University of Houston campus Many days out of the week, Carla can or within the Residence Halls. be found eating lunch, walking or casually Carla Santiago is the resident adviser for the North Tower third floor. Aside from being a junior engineering major, she is responsible for the well- being of 34 other students. As a RA, she must be able to relate to every girl's problem and be able to handle any given situation. "The girls on my floor all have different personalities. I never compare them to each "I think that if you're going to live with a certain group of people for an entire semester or two, you should get to know one another. I try to encourage my floor to interact with one another. . ." — RA Carla Santiago talking with one or more of her residents. She said she feels that merely fulfilling the required duties of an RA should not place limitations on the relationships she has with her residents. However, there are times when business is business, and Carla must take the role of a leader and make sure her residents are abiding by rules and regula- other. I enjoy having conversations with them tions set forth by UH Residential Life and because they are so different," she said. The responsibility of an RA is to develop a sense of community among floor residents, emphasizing the concept of caring, involvement, consideration, responsibility and concern for others in the community. RAs believe that it is important not only to maintain an atmosphere conducive to sleep- Housing. An RA is expected to set a good example for residents at all times within the Residence Halls by following all policies and modeling the responsible mature behavior expected of residents. (Continued on page 130) 128 residence halls