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RA Resources for Promoting Well-Being

How to Use this Resource

This web page is designed to support Resident Assistants (RAs) with promoting health and wellness to their residents. It aims to integrate academic, social and personal wellness to enhance resident well-being. Explore each topic area using the menu on the left. Each page includes three types of guidance:

  • Messaging advice that can help when creating materials, like bulletin boards, or discussing various health topics
  • Simple and interactive activities for residents
  • University resources available to UT students

If RAs feel they need additional support in a certain area, they can reach out to one of the consultant contacts listed in each health area.

Promoting Well-Being: Where to Start

RAs have a direct impact on the health and wellness of their communities. A great place to start is understanding how setting community expectations and being knowledgeable about resources can impact each resident in a positive way.

Creating a Well Environment: Quiet Hours and Roommate Agreements

  • Explain why quiet hours and quiet hour violations are in place and how they impact resident health. For example, quiet hours exist to help residents maintain a regular sleep schedule, which can improve the quality of their sleep, increase their productivity and support their mental and physical health.
  • Encourage roommates to look over their roommate agreements together mid-semester and communicate about any present issues that may be impacting their wellness.
  • Consider creating a separate questionnaire to accompany the standard roommate agreement, elaborating on sleep habits, nighttime routines and noise/light preferences.

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