- Eligibility & Selection Overview
- Information Sessions
- Reference Instructions for Applicants
- Individual Interview
- Group Process
- Selection Decisions & RA Class
- The Job Offer
- Interviewing Workshops
- Contact Information
The deadline to apply for the Resident Assistant position was October 4. We are no longer taking applications.
Thank you for your interest in a Resident Assistant position for the 2013-2014 academic year with the Department of Resident Life. Being an RA provides opportunities to develop valuable leadership and communication skills, shape an environment that supports students' academic and personal development, manage critical incidents and administrative tasks, and make friends that will last a lifetime!
We believe the RA position to be one of the most crucial positions in our Department. Because of this, we want to select individuals whose skills, interests, and experiences are best suited for this enjoyable, yet demanding position. Selection decisions are based on information from the application, individual interview, group process, and references.
If you are interested in joining the Department of Resident Life team, we encourage you to apply!
Before applying, please review the following:
All candidates should read and understand these documents.
• Why you want to be an RA
• Your goals in relation to the position
- Are you interested in meeting new people and helping to build a community?
- Are you willing to take on a role and responsibility that lasts 24 hours a day?
- Will your study habits allow you to balance your academics with an RA position?
- Do you feel you could approach a resident about a personal concern that has been brought to your attention?
- Would you feel comfortable assisting a diverse group of students?
- Can you handle the fact that not everyone will like you?
- Can you remain objective and fair when dealing with a conflict involving friends?
- Do you think you can be a good role model even when you are off-campus and/ or away from your residence hall?
- Are you able to react and express yourself clearly in tense situations?
- Do you know the limits of confidentiality?
- Do you know when someone is asking for help but is not directly verbalizing their need?
- Are you a good team member?
- Do you project a positive self-image?
- Can you handle a significant reduction in privacy?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, the RA position might be for you! Use the left navigation menu above to find out more about the RA position and the application process.