• Resident Assistants

    Resident Assistants are advisors and role models who serve as an important link between students and the University. Being an RA provides opportunities for leadership and development, both personal and professional. RA’s have the ability to influence and contribute to students’ experiences by:

    • Establishing personal connections with individual students 
    • Assisting with personal and academic questions and concerns
    • Developing educational programs and services
    • Identifying counseling concerns
    • Interpreting and documenting violations of residence hall and other university policies 
  • Now Accepting applications for 2017-2018

    1. LEARN—About the RA position. 

    Date      Time Location
    Monday, October 31 4:00 pm Lohman Complex Basement
    Wednesday, November 2 3:00 pm Schneider South (Student Union)
    Wednesday, November 2 7:00 pm Saylor Ackerman Basement
    Thursday, November 3 5:00 pm Schaaf Hall Lobby
    Friday, November 4 10:00 am Cotterman Lobby
    Tuesday, November 8 3:30 pm Student Union 115
    Attend an information Session:

    During each Information Session, we will discuss the expectations for the RA position, outline the application process and answer questions from participants. Please note that ALL candidates must attend at least one information session. Additionally, we encourage you to talk to current RAs and the Residential Life professional staff, who are happy to answer any questions.

    Thoroughly review the RA position Description:

    Before applying, candidates should review and ask any questions they have about the position description. Successful candidates will be responsible for the requirements within.

     2. APPLY – Complete the RA Application Materials Online

    The online application will open on October 31, and will close on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 5:00pm. All application materials, including 3 reference forms, must be submitted by this date.
    Candidates are responsible for directing their references to the online reference form. 

    3. ENGAGE—Participate in the selection process  

    Applications will be reviewed staring Friday, December 2, 2016. After review for eligibility, candidates will be invited to participate in the RA Workshop.   

    • The RA Leadership Workshop, starting the week of January 16, 2017, focuses on understanding and defining what a leader is, recognizing attributes of leadership, enhancing awareness of current social issues and related student development theories, and developing those skills that are specific to the RA position. The workshop emphasizes experiential learning and includes out-of-workshop observations, group activities, discussions and readings. The content is also designed to encourage introspection and the development of effective interpersonal communication and problem solving skills. A central focus for the enhancement of these skills will be an examination of issues surrounding personal wellness, diversity, and leadership, as well as group discussions and interactions.

    Following completion of the workshop, RA candidates will be invited to participate in individual interviews. Interviews will take place the week of February 20, 2017. Candidates will be notified of hire decisions shortly thereafter.