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RA Recruitment 2016-2017

The deadline to apply to be an RA is January 15, 2016. RA candidate interviews will be held January 28-31, 2016.

Please email with any questions about the process.

What is a Resident Assistant?

A Resident Assistant (RA) is a student staff member who serves the 30-50 residents of a floor section in a variety of ways -- from helping students to coordinating educational programs, from developing community, to upholding university policies. This is a people-oriented position that requires emotional maturity, self-awareness, and strong interpersonal communication skills. Successful candidates must demonstrate the ability to assist students in the areas of:

  • Community Development
  • Conflict & Crisis Management
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Leadership Development
  • Professionalism

Assistant Resident Directors fulfill the role of Resident Assistants with the added responsibilities of greater administrative and leadership duties within their hall or complex.


Who's Eligible?

  • You must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student
  • You must be in good standing with the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility
  • You must have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • You must have at least two (2) completed semesters of on-campus living experience or other approved "similar experiences" prior to employment start date.
    • First-year students are eligible to apply since the start date for the position is August 2016.



The Hiring Process

Thank you for your interest in the Resident Assistant position. As a part of the selection process, we require all candidates to attend a mandatory information sessions. Information sessions for the 2016-2017 year will take place on:lly start their position in Fall 2016.


  • Sunday, November 8, 2015- (7pm-8pm)- LLC 102/104
  • Monday, November 9, 2015 - (7pm-8pm)- LLC 102/104
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - (7pm-8pm)- LLC 102/104
  • Thursday, November 12, 2015 - (7pm-8pm)- LLC 130 & 150
  • Sunday November 15, 2015 - (7pm-8pm)- LLC 102/104
  • Monday, November 16, 2015 -(7pm-8pm)-  LLC 102/104
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 -(7pm-8pm)-  LLC 102/104


  • Tuesday, December 1, 2015 -(7pm-8pm)- LLC 102/104


  • Tuesday, January 12, 2016 -(7pm-8pm)- LLC 102/104

RA Application Opens: Once a candidate attends an information session

Applications & reference due: January 22, 2016

Candidate Interviews: January 28-31, 2015

Salary & Benefits

Resident Assistants

*Room:  $3394/semester (100% of room rate )

*Based on 2015-2016 Compensation Rates  

Stipend: $2,461 per academic year 

You can also email with any questions