Graduate Assistantships

Assistant Resident Directors

The Assistant Resident Director (ARD) is a graduate assistant position in Housing & Residence Life.

There are several positions; one each in Bellarmine, Chardin, and Xavier Halls. Two are located in Campion Hall. Campion is a 650 student co-ed residence hall and Bellarmine is a similar residence hall with 420 students. Chardin is a suite-style community of 148 students and Xavier Hall is a global engagement community of 180 students.

Each position is designed to provide an experience for graduate students to develop skills and competencies in translating theory to practice, teaching and training, administration and management, multicultural awareness, helping and interpersonal skills, assessment and evaluation, and ethical and legal experience.

The ARD assists with the selection, training and supervision of Resident Assistants (RA), co-supervises the hall front desk operation, helps coordinate special interest floor programming, adjudicates minor conduct cases, advises hall council and provides support to the Residence Hall Association (RHA). In addition, the ARD is required to live in the hall and participate in the on-call duty rotation.

The ARD reports in a half time (25-30 hours per week) capacity to their respective Residence Hall Director and an Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life.