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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: Christina King.

Important Dates for the 2014-15 RAILE Program


Complexes will host Interest and Orientation sessions for participants

Oct. 1, 2014

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 5, 2015

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, 2015

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


Sept. 22, 7 p.m., in Rodney Corner


Sept. 22, 7 p.m., in Memorial 122


Sept. 22, 7 p.m., in Christiana Commons Projector Lounge

Ray St.

Sept. 22, 8:15 p.m., in Ray C Lounge


Sept. 22, 8 p.m., in Redding Complex Lounge


Sept. 23, 7 p.m., Russell D/E Lounge


Sept. 24, 8 p.m., in Gilbert Lounge