Student staff members trained to serve as resident assistants, or RAs, live on every floor of the traditional residence halls. They organize activities to help you get to know the people living on your floor, they develop programs to educate you about the resources available on campus, and they are there to listen and serve as a mentor if you are struggling. They also are there to enforce campus policies and to respond to any crisis that might come up on the floor. Student managers of the apartments and the Garretson Houses serve a similar role. Students on the Residence Life staff are supervised and assisted by professional staff members. These professional staff members also live in the residence halls, and are a friendly resource you will see across campus.