Apply to be an RA

Resident Assistant (RA)

Apply to be an RA

The Resident Assistant (RA) is a critical member of the Residence Life staff. The RA is an undergraduate student who works with students in their residence community to provide an academically-conducive and socially-enriching environment.  

The RA is trained to serve as a resource to students about campus resources. The RA also provides social and enrichment programming to meet the needs of his or her specific area.

A good RA is conscientious, dedicated, personable, and able to interact with a wide variety of students in a positive manner. The RA role is time-intensive. Good RAs are also able to balance conflicting commitments with academic, social, and job responsibilities.


RA Application Process

The RA Application opens on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. All applications are due by Friday, October 27, 2017 at 5 p.m.  To access the Resident Assistant application, go to:, my resources, housing e-services, housing and dining services.  Select the Resident Assistant application link.

Candidates will be notified of their acceptance into the selection process on a rolling basis as final applications are submitted. All candidates who are accepted into the process will be required to participate in RA Shadowing. More details will be provided via email once you are accepted into the process. 


Additionally, all interested candidates are strongly encouraged to attend the following:

RA Information Sessions: Thursday, October 12th at 12pm (Blackington 134) and 7pm (Blackington 131).

RA Applicant Mixer & RA Information Panel: Wednesday, October 18th at 9pm (Cambria Room)


Additional Materials:

All applicants are required to submit the following additional items in conjunction with their online application. These materials can be sent to Residence Life at

  1. Resume
  2. Letter of Recommendation from a) an RA, b) a professor, or c) a club president/other leader on campus


Time Line to apply to be an RA

Fall 2017

Spring 2018


Questions Please Contact:

Angela Delfine 

Residence Life

(814) 269-7161