Office of Residential Services
Q: What's so cool about being a Resident Advisor?
Why should you become a Resident Advisor?
Being a Resident Advisor, or RA, is a truly unique and rewarding leadership opportunity. The RA position is a great chance to meet new people, help fellow students with their adjustments to college life, and develop your own organizational and interpersonal skills. RA's act as role models for their peers and help to build college pride and residence hall unity.
Here's what our current staff has to say about it:
"Being an RA gives me the chance to help other students through difficult times and to help them develop into fine, upstanding adults."
"My RA experience has helped me to grow as an individual and to become a more responsible, open-minded, person."
"I have had the opportunity to work with many great people. The past three years have been very influential on my life."
"My position lets me assist upper-class students with their adjustment from life on campus to a more independent lifestyle."
Ok, so how do you sign up?
Here's how the RA Application Process works: The application process involves three main steps: The application, the group process, and the individual interview. Applications for 2015 - 2016 are available on-line November 3, 2014. Applications, including references, must be turned in to our office by Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm. Late applications will NOT be accepted. RA Candidates must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA by the application deadline. In addition, candidates must be cleared judicially with the College.
Following the submission of applications, all RA candidates will be required to participate in the group process portion of the selection process on January 24, 2015. The Group Process involves participating in a series of activities related to the RA position. The final step in the selection process is the individual interview, which involves meeting with professional and student staff members from the Office of Residential Services to discuss your interest in the RA position and your qualifications. Successful candidates will receive offers February 18, 2015 and will NOT participate in the housing lottery in April.
Take a look at the RA/RL/HR/HRL Job Descriptions --->Job Descriptions
Take a look at the RA Application by clicking here ---> Resident Advisor Application
Want to learn more about being an RA? Attend an RA Info Session and hear it from the source! RA Information Sessions are held in November. The sessions provide a chance to review the RA job description and ask questions of a panel of current RA's. The information sessions will be held on the following dates:
Session 1: Wednesday, November 12 at 7:00 P.M. in Seegers 108
Session 2: Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 P.M. in Seegers 108
Those people interested in applying for an RA position are strongly encouraged to attend an information session. See the staff in the Office of Residential Services if you have questions.