RESIDENT ADVISORS

The University of Utah Asia Campus has Resident Advisors (RAs) to help develop an inclusive living community in your residence hall. Resident Advisors (RAs) support the residents on their hall with concerns, to foster a sense of belonging by developing social programs, to connect students with resources, to serve as a link between the resident and the IGC Housing Office and to promote appropriate behavior within the community. Resident Advisors are vital members of the Student Affairs team, working with the Student Affairs staff to serve the needs of the student. Most of all, RAs are expected to be people who respect and care about the rights and dignity of all people, who challenge and support growth in themselves and others, and who strive to create a welcoming, positive environment for all residents.

Resident Advisors will also plan programming around four subject areas centered on community building to meet the needs of the residents.

  1. Health and Wellness – a program that engages residents in the process of developing a more healthy life. Health and Wellness programming should assist residents in reaching their full potential as human beings. Examples of program topics: sexuality, disordered eating/eating disorders, alcohol, recreational drug use/misuse, and nutrition.
  2. Life Skills – a program that engages residents with opportunities to participate or prepare for participation in our community as a citizen leader. Examples of program topics: safety and security, career planning, résumé writing, dress for success, finance/credit information, cooking, laundry, leadership development.
  3. Diversity – a program that develops skills that enable one to recognize, appreciate, and accept differences in others. These programs should provide an opportunity to witness, experience, or discuss an event which positively impacts our community. Examples of program topics: ethnicity, gender, age, race, politics, and religion.
  4. Scholarship – a program that supports student learning outside of the classroom. These programs may or may not involve a faculty or staff member, but should involve factual information and/or appropriate research. Examples of program topics: college survival (study skills, testing taking skills), tours of employment opportunities, alumni panel, grad school prep, faculty social.

Meet your 2017-2018 Resident Advisors:


Chae Rin (Kerrin) Kim

Major: Communication & Psychology
Entering Semester: Fall 2015


Yoo Jeong Ko

Major: Communication
Entering Semester: Spring 2016



Shaun Ajay

Major: Communication
Entering Semester: Fall 2016


Somi Ryu

Major: Communication
Entering Semester: Spring 2016



Sumin Sera Ko

Major: Psychology
Entering Semester: Fall 2016


Seokjin Jeong

Major: Psychology
Entering Semester: Spring 2017



Wonkyum Kim

Major: Social Work
Entering Semester: Spring 2017