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Resident Assistant Internship & Leadership Exploration Program (RAILE)

Leadership development is an exciting opportunity provided by living in our residence halls! The RA Internship and Leadership Exploration Program (RAILE) is an optional leadership development activity that will allow you to see into the life of a RA while gaining exposure to valuable leadership skills and campus opportunities that can be applied to your professional goals. It is not a requirement for consideration for the Resident Assistant position, but portions of the program can be submitted along with an application.

The program occurs beginning October 1 and goes through mid-March. Program participants are matched with a guide RA from your complex and take part in a series of core experiences and select from a wide variety of additional options. For more information, please talk with any of the Residence Life staff or see the RA Internship and Leadership Exploration Program Checklist (example from Dickinson Complex). Commuter students are also welcomed to participate, and can inquire about the program through the RAILE Program’s coordinator: Tierra Fields.

Important Dates for the 2015-16 RAILE Program


Complexes will host Interest and Orientation sessions for participants

Oct. 1, 2015

Official start of the program. Students can begin the program at any point after this date by communicating with the RAILE coordinator or their complex staff

March 4, 2016

Participants who want their RAILE documents to be included in their RA application must turn them into their Guide RA by this date.

April 15, 2016

Any participant who wants to earn completion certificate or have their RAILE information on file for a future RA application must turn in paperwork to Guide RA by this date

RAILE Information Sessions

Harrington Hall

Sept. 22, 8 p.m., in Harrington Commons Lounge

George Read Complex

Sept. 22, 7 p.m., in GR North Lounge

Ray Street Complex

Sept. 22, 7 p.m., in Ray Street C

Central Complex

Sept. 22, 7 p.m., in Memorial Hall