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The GVSU RA Experience

Benefits of the Position

In addition to compensation in the form of a scholarship for Room and Board for the academic year, RAs benefit from skill development in the following areas:

  • Professional networking
  • Confidence and character building
  • Suicide prevention
  • Crisis response
  • Conflict mediation
  • Legal compliance
  • Intercultural competency
  • Sexual assault prevention & response
  • Academic success strategies

Benefits of Living on Campus

  • Academic Success. Students who live on campus earn higher grades and are more likely to graduate.
  • Convenience. Living on campus puts you closer to faculty, classes, and all the facilities Grand Valley has to offer.
  • Sustainability. From recycling, bus services, and LEED Certified Housing, sustainability is a way of life at Grand Valley Housing.
  • Safety & Security. Grand Valley Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency dedicated to providing residents, student, faculty, and staff with a safe and secure environment in which to learn, live, and work. RAs learn to work closely with the police officers and promote safety for the residents.
  • Support Network. Each living center has a support network that includes a Living Center Director, graduate assistants, and resident assistants.

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