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What’s a CA, anyway?

A community assistant (CA) serves as a peer educator and helper in order to facilitate the personal and academic growth and development of residential students. Community assistants are selected on the basis of leadership experiences, communication and interpersonal skills, ability to be a positive role model academically and behaviorally, interest in working with students to develop a positive floor/building community, and willingness to promote their own personal growth and development. CAs are responsible for working with students to create and maintain a floor community conducive to academic, social, and personal needs. They are also expected to confront violations of university policy, act as role models, encourage residents to take responsibility for their own actions/choices, and encourage respect and appreciation for each other.

What’s an Academic Success Mentor, anyway?

ASMs are employed by the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining to assist new freshmen and transfer students in adjusting to the transition from high school or another secondary institution to life on IUP’s campus. ASMs also help with academic concerns and provide information and advice on campus resources to aid the student in their educational experience. However, the main responsibility of an ASM is to help new students and transfer students who live in the residence halls to adapt successfully to the university community and to succeed in meeting their educational goals.

What is RHA, anyway?

The mission of the Residence Hall Association (RHA) is to encourage a sense of interest, responsibility, and participation among residents; to provide social programs and foster a comfortable living environment to all residents; to facilitate education and learning opportunities in each individual residence hall; and to promote the general welfare of the residence halls by acting as a forum through which residents, staff, and administration may discuss matters of mutual concern. RHA is the umbrella organization for each of your Residence Hall Councils, or RHCs, who work to provide students with leadership skills, community involvement, and a better understanding of others and their uniqueness. The RHC is a governing body of men and women who live in your residence hall and have a desire to assist with the growth and social development of your building’s residents. Check out RHA on Facebook, and RHA's Leadership Blog!

  • Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining
  • Ruddock Hall, Suite G-37
    1099 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1075
  • Phone: 724-357-2696
  • Fax: 724-357-5762
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Summer: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.