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Resident Assistant Internship & Leadership Exploration Program (RAILE)

Leadership development is an exciting opportunity provided by living in our residence halls! The RA Internship and Leadership Exploration Program (RAILE) is an optional leadership development activity that will allow you to see into the life of a RA while gaining exposure to valuable leadership skills and campus opportunities that can be applied to your professional goals. It is not a requirement for consideration for the Resident Assistant position, but portions of the program can be submitted along with an application.

The program starts October 1 and goes through mid-March. Program participants are matched with a guide RA from your complex and take part in a series of core experiences and select from a wide variety of additional options. For more information, please talk with any of the Residence Life staff or see the RA Internship and Leadership Exploration Program Checklist (sample from Academy Street Complex). Commuter students are also welcomed to participate, and can inquire about the program through the RAILE Program’s coordinator: Tierra Fields.

Fall 2016 RAILE Opportunities

Are you looking for opportunities to gain additional experiences and complete RAILE checklist components? Don’t miss these upcoming opportunities to work towards completing your RAILE goals!

Centralized Leadership Workshops (open to all RAILE participants)

Monday, October 17, 7 p.m.

Redding Complex Lounge

Wednesday, October 26, 8 p.m.

Independence East First Floor Lounge

Tuesday, November 1, 8:30 p.m.

Caesar Rodney Main Lounge

Monday, November 7, 7 p.m.

Harrington Commons

Wednesday, November 30, 8 p.m.

George Read

StrengthsQuest Inventory and Workshops:
Prior to attending a workshop, contact Michele Kane at to obtain a StrengthsQuest code; in your email, identify which workshop you plan to attend.

Wednesday, October 19, 8 p.m.

Caesar Rodney Lounge

Monday, October 24, 6:30 p.m.

Christiana Engagement Center

Friday, November 11, 2:30 p.m.

Gilbert Lounge

Important Dates for the 2016-17 RAILE Program


Complexes will host Interest and Orientation sessions for participants

Oct. 3, 2016

Official start of the program. Students can begin the program at any point after this date by communicating with the RAILE coordinator or their complex staff.

March 3, 2017

Any participant who would like RAILE documents to be included with RA Application must turn in paperwork to Guide RA by this date.

April 14, 2017

Any participant who wants to earn any level of completion certification or have their RAILE information on file must turn in paperwork to Guide RA by this date.