Resident Assistant

RA TrainingThe Resident Assistant is a part time (20 hours per week) live-in student responsible for a floor or wing of a residence hall consisting of 23 to 52 students. They work in all phases of the residential living experience along side the Area Coordinator and are responsible for their floor community. They foster an atmosphere for academic, social, cultural and emotional growth in the residence hall by serving as an advisor to the residents; assist in the enforcement of all University and hall policies; are responsible for the general well-being, community development and a student learning environment in the residence hall. Please read the RA Job Description for additional information about the RA position.

Compensation: RAs earn an on-campus room, meal plan and stipend based on their residence hall placement. For the 2015-2016 academic year new RAs earn $9,904.00.

2016-2017 RA Application Process


All RA candidates must complete an online RA application to be considered for the position. The New RA Application opens on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 and closes on Sunday, February 14, 2016. The Returning RA Application opens on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 and closes on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Once an application is received you will receive an email with information about scheduling two interviews, a group process interview and an individual interview.

Group Process Interview

All new RA candidates must attend one of the two scheduled group process interviews- Friday, February 19, 2016 from 4:30-6:30pm or Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 10:00am-12:00pm. Group Process is a portion of the interview process when RA candidates are given different activities to work through as a group.

Individual Interview

All RA candidates must attend a 20-minute individual interview. These interviews will take place February 22- March 4, 2016. This interview will consist of a question and answer session with the questions more biographical in nature so we can get to know who you are, why you are interested in being an RA and what kind of activities, jobs, and experiences you have been involved in.

Hiring Notification

All RA candidates will be notified of their hiring status on Friday, March 25, 2016.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2.25 GPA
  • Be a full-time student (12-18 credits)
  • Be in good conduct standing with the University
  • Interest in working with people

Important Dates

November 11, 2015- New RA Application and Returning RA Application Opens

January 27, 2016- Returning RA Application closed

February 14, 2016- New RA Application closed

February 19-20, 2016- Group Process Interviews

February 22-March 4, 2016- Individual Interviews

March 25, 2016- Hiring notifications sent to all candidates


If you have any questions about the application or hiring process, please contact Sara Agostinelli, Assistant Director of Residence Life, at 406-243-2611.