Residence Life: Resident Assistant

RA application (Apply Here

RA Job Description DRAFT: 2020-2021 (Here)

About the RA Position

Our hope is that the Resident Assistant (RA) position is both a challenging and fulfilling experience. While the responsibility is great, so are the rewards. Being a student leader through Residence Life is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others through mentoring and community building. Being an RA will challenge you to grow both personally and professionally and the experiences you gain in this role will serve you well for the rest of your life, no matter what career you may choose.

About Residence Life

The mission of Residence Life is to Cultivate a Caring Learning Community:

  • Cultivate: Residence Life supports students in their individual development and academic pursuits.
  • Caring: Residence Life prioritizes student safety and well-being.
  • Learning Community: Residence Life fosters an inclusive community where students can meaningfully engage with others while supporting the core academic mission of the college.

For more information on Residence Life, visit the Office of Student Affairs Residence Life page.

It’s the job of our highly trained RAs to help promote community building and shape the environment and attitudes that encourages personal and collective growth. We help create an atmosphere of community living and learning that will help students with their academic and personal development.

New and Returning Resident Assistant Candidate Selection Timeline (2020-2021)

Event & Location Date & Time
ResLife Student Leader Application Available Online January 21
Informational Sessions
January 24th – Lavender Resource Room
4:00PM-5:00PMJanuary 27th – Atherton Hall, A103

January 30th – Skandera Hall, P105

(NOTE: Attendance at these sessions is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED)

Jan. 24,
Jan 27, & Jan 30
Application Deadline Feb. 3 by 11:59pm
Individual Interviews: Be sure to bring your Personal Expression Piece with you!  This can be anything!  (A book, a piece of art, a dance, a song, a photo, etc.)  Something that tells us a little about who you are. February
Group Interview Process Saturday, February 8, 9am- 12pm
Notification Letters Sent via Email Feb 14
Acceptance of Employment Deadline Feb 17