Date of Award

Spring 2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs

Committee Chairperson

Jeff McLaughlin, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Jim Tweedy, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Sarah Williamson, M.Ed.

Committee Member

Jaqueline Hodes, Ed.D.


In this intervention, we will be discussing the use of mindful practices and how they will be incorporated into training for the residence life and housing staff. Through experience and research, there is a recognition of the amount of stress that impacts the resident assistant’s (RA) day to day life. Often times, an RA will neglect their own health for the sake of helping others. These stressors can then not only impact their work performance, but their mental health as well. Through a mindful practice training, the RA will be able to identify resources that they can utilize in their campus community as well as developing practices that best suits their needs.