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Resident Assistant

Residence Life professional and student staff

We are excited that you are considering applying to be a member of our residence life team. We consider the Resident Assistant position to be one of the most important and rewarding leadership opportunities available to students.

Resident assistants (RA) are part-time undergraduate student staff members of Housing & Residence Life (HRL) and the University’s Office of Campus Life. HRL believes that life in the residence halls provides students an important opportunity to complement their classroom learning experience. The RA fulfills a vital role in the residence hall system by helping students integrate learning experiences gained from both inside and outside of the classroom. The primary function of the RA is to facilitate interpersonal relationships and to create living situations that maximize opportunities for students to learn and grow.

Eligibility Requirements

Review the full position description for 2020-2021 RAs.

Selection Process

  1. Attend an information session or complete an online session.
  2. Complete the online application, open December 13, 2019 to January 16, 2020.
  3. Provide references.

Information sessions

  • January 13 at 11:30 A.M.—Letts Formal
  • January 14 at 6:00 P.M.—MGC2
  • January 15 at 2:30 P.M.—Hughes Formal

Online information session

To complete the online information session, please watch the video.


All applicants must submit one reference via this link by Monday, January 20, 2020 at 11:59 P.M. Some examples of references are:

  • Resident assistant
  • University staff member
  • Current or former professor
  • Former teacher
  • Former coach
  • Current or former supervisor