During a Governor's School, the RA is in charge of the students anytime they are not in class or in their rooms. They support an organized and positive learning environment, coordinate and manage daily resident activities, monitor behavior, keep an open ear when students need to talk, and see to the overall safety of the students. They are the "head counters" and the group leaders. RA’s are available 24/7 except for the occasional night off. In the morning while students are in class, they meet with the RD to debrief and review plans for the day.