You must have two references on file by October 19 at 11:59pm. The reference questionnaire will be available beginning September 20.
The Instructions for Reference Writers is a pdf file, located below, that you may send to the two individuals who will write references on your behalf.
Individuals who have had the opportunity to work with you or observe your skills as they relate to the Resident Assistant position should complete the online reference questionnaire. Helpful references are individuals who understand the demands of a peer leadership position and can speak to your skills in the following areas: team membership, role modeling, multicultural understanding, interpersonal skills, decision making and critical thinking, administrative skills and personal balance. Examples of potential references include: Resident Assistants, high school guidance counselors, teachers/professors, organization advisors, etc. References from close friends, roommates, parents, family friends or other peers will not be accepted.
You are required to have two (2) references submitted on your behalf in order to complete your Resident Assistant application. Please choose two appropriate individuals and provide them the Instructions for Reference Writers document to download.
Beginning September 20 the reference questionnaire will be available at http://studentvoice.com/md/DRLRAreferencequestionnaire.
Having more than two references submitted will not help your candidacy. It is your responsibility to talk with your reference writers to ensure that they have submitted the references by 11:59pm on October 19. Failure to have two references submitted will negatively impact your candidacy and may exclude you from the selection process.
As part of the online application, RA applicants will have the opportunity to respond to a confidentiality statement regarding reference information. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) opens many student records for the student's inspection upon request. Information such as the Resident Assistant reference is "non-confidential" unless you, the RA applicant, waive the right to access such information by doing so on the RA application. Please mark this item according to your wishes. Those who write references for you will be instructed that they may contact our office and inquire whether the RA applicant has waived access to the reference information.