Graduate Resident Advisor


2019-20 Academic Year

The Graduate Resident Advisor (GRA) provides support, guidance and leadership to the individual Evans Scholars, Executive Board, Chapter Advisor, WGA/ESF officials, and the University to maximize the potential for success for all Evans Scholars and to help ensure the best possible living environment.


1. Work closely with individual Evans Scholars along with the Executive Board and Chapter Advisor(s) to ensure the success of all the Evans Scholars. Specific attention given to the New Evans Scholars and underperforming returning Evans Scholars.

2. Serve as an informational resource for campus services. Assess the needs of the Evans Scholars, individually and collectively, and formally present educational and social programs to the Chapter a minimum of once a term.

3. In the event of an emergency, will work directly with the Chapter President, Chapter Advisor(s) and WGA/ESF officials in taking appropriate action and notification of proper authorities.

4. Establish and post office hours during which time they will be available to meet with Evans Scholars.

5. Attend Chapter and Executive Board meetings as well as Chapter functions.

6. Meet with the Chapter Advisor(s) and WGA/ESF officials on a regular basis.

7. On a regular basis, check the public areas of the Scholarship House and property. Any maintenance, security or cleanliness issues should be reported to the appropriate person for immediate attention. In addition, the GRA will participate in all formal end-of-term and other Scholarship House inspections.

8. Attend the Evans Scholars Inter-Chapter Officers Meeting held in the Chicago area prior to the start of the academic year.

9. Complete an approved university Resident Advisor training program as required by the university and/or student organizations.

10. Successful completion of Chapter and position goals.


• Required to hold a Bachelor's degree and preferably be enrolled in a university graduate program.

• Demonstrate excellent communication, organization, and problem-solving skills.

• Have enthusiasm and a genuine interest in working with and mentoring undergraduate students.

• Exhibit excellent leadership with strong motivational skills.

• Possess a strong sense of responsibility and high level of maturity.