TCU Student Government Association passed a bill to fund the first annual resident assistant and chapter resident assistant appreciation day.
SGA set aside $1,830 to fund the day, which will occur Nov. 10, during the Oct. 27 meeting.
The student outreach committee and SGA Vice President Liliana Ogden presented the idea with the goal to demonstrate the student body’s gratitude for RAs and CRAs.
Ogden wrote in a text RAs are a huge part of keeping the campus happy and healthy. She hopes that students are able to take some time out of their day to let their RA’s know they are valued.
Ogden wrote that due to the amount of time the RAs and CRAs spend caring for their residents, they “seldom have time to focus on their needs.”
“It’s important to celebrate and recognize everyone and we just thought that it was the RAs time to shine,” Ogden wrote.
Kara Potts, a senior RA in Hays Hall, wrote in an text to TCU 360 there is a lot that happens behind the scenes, and students don’t know how much RAs do for the on-campus residents.
“Of course people see the programs, but so much of our job happens without anyone noticing,” Potts wrote.
Gracelyn Pugh, a junior RA in Waits Hall, expressed her support for the appreciation day.
Pugh wrote in a text that that the biggest change she has noticed in residence halls due to COVID-19 is less social interaction between residents because most of them stay in their room for class, but she thinks residents are still finding ways to connect with others.
SGA is developing plans to celebrate the day.