This bullshit. I'm a freshman in college in a liberal arts school in Vermont. My R.A. happens to be one of my good friends here at school and our whole floor is super upset about this. Basically, he was on probation (1st strike) a few weeks ago. This long weekend, some cunt R.D. knocked on a room we were partying in, talking about a noise complaint at 12:00am on a Saturday night. There were a few beers laying around and a watercup table was set up in the middle. Maybe tops 6 people in the room, NOT being loud. She proceeded to write up everybody in the room, including my R.A. who literally was pleading for his job. We had a 4 day weekend in which nearly everybody went home, including most R.A.s. This was his one weekend to be completely off duty and officially able to party with the rest of us but of course the ONE time he's actually able to rage with us, he gets in trouble. Anyway, I wrote a letter that I'm giving to our head of Student Life, it's pretty long if you don't want to read all of it, but I'd love some feedback on it. Names and shit are all changed up, but here it is: To whom it may concern, My name is MagicHat and I am currently a freshman living on the second floor of -----. I'm writing on behalf of my R.A. Eric. He didn't ask me to write this letter, but the situation that he has put himself into made me had to take some sort of action. I do understand that rules are there for a reason, and I know that the only reason why he's facing his troubles is because you cannot go back upon your words, but I feel like our floor has created a bond of principal, not rules. I understand the position of an R.A., I've been one myself. I ran a dorm of 36 male students during my senior year at ---- School, -----, Maine. If you know anything about -----, it's not like most other boarding schools. It's what most people would refer to as â€˜therapeutic boarding school'. It stressed attitude over aptitude, principals over rules, and leadership. I know that being an R.A. is difficult task, but then again, we agreed to do it. We signed ourselves up and we were willing to sacrifice ourselves to make other's homes more comfortable and easy to live in. I've seen various types of leadership through my experiences, most of it from a position of entitlement which is usually just thrown aside and flawed. Eric's leadership is far different than what I've been used to seeing. It's clear that Eric actually cares about us. Since orientation, Eric has done nothing negative for the floor. We have a floor bond that is arguably, the strongest bond on campus and I credit that to Eric 100%. It was Eric's socials and his character that allowed us to feel comfortable in our homes and with each other. It was Eric that kept us out of trouble when we were being too loud. It was Eric that got an entire floor to Turtle Underground for some of our best nights together on ----- campus. I'm never afraid to knock on Eric's door, even if I know that he won't be happy to see me. To Eric, I'm never hesitant to ask questions that I would never ask anyone else. I strongly believe in character first because we always make mistakes but we rarely break principal. I know I speak for my whole floor when I say that kicking Eric out of Joyce housing is a bad idea. Firstly, that would be compromising the character of the floor. Without hesitation, I can say we have the cleanest, most respectable floor in freshman housing. It would be a disappointment to see any of that changed. I know that personally, I would not welcome a new R.A. A person of undeserved power will not get my respect. It was Eric who brought us together. It was Eric that gave his time all year for our benefit. It's Eric that is my R.A., title or not. I know that my letter won't change the outcome of the situation, and frankly, I'm not worried about the outcome. I know that regardless of Eric leaving or not, I have had the most rewarding freshman year I could have because I got to have Eric as not only my R.A. and a mentor, but my friend.