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Part of Speech

Noun (abbreviation)


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RA is an abbreviation for several terms at Northwestern:

  1. "Resident Assistant." A Resident Assistant [1] is an essential member of the Northwestern Residential Services Staff whose primary roles are to facilitate social, academic, and personal transition of residential students to the Northwestern Community. RAs provide caring support and encouragement, as well as facilitate programs and services designed to both respond to student needs as well as to educate. [2]
  2. "Undergraduate research assistant" as part of URAP program .
  3. "Graduate research assistant" who is involved in Graduate RA Program.

Example Sentences

  1. I am an RA in Shepard Residential College.
  2. You can apply to be an RA, which is a good opportunity to get involved in undergraduate research.
  3. I'm an RA in the Graduate Department of Linguistics.


  1. [1], Residential Assistant.
  2. [2], RA Position Description.