Resident Assistants (RAs) are student staff members who assist in the daily management of a community in the residence halls or apartments. They are usually the front line of assistance for students living in the residence halls, and work with Residential Life to ensure students' concerns are addressed.
In addition, RAs are often some of the first interactions students have and tend to be a driving force in our floor communities. Because of this, they are expected to help their residents with a variety of situations. Whether they're encouraging an academic environment and providing academic resources for residents, modeling healthy lifestyles and addressing concerns, or mentoring students during difficult situations/circumstances, RAs utilize a wide array of resources provided by Residential Life and other campus partners.
In addition to their community responsibilities, RAs are also expected to attend weekly staff meetings, weekly supervisor meetings, attend Fall and Winter training sessions, participate in duty rounds, participate in ongoing staff training, and work a minimum of 4 hours at the desk weekly.
Note: Candidates must meet these requirements by Fall 2023. If you are a current full-time first year student living in a residence hall, you can still apply.
When are GPAs checked?
Does it have to be a 2.4 cumulative GPA?
Do we make exceptions?
Often in the fall, some student staff may need to step down from their position. In the event that a student staff member needs to step down, Residential Life will fill their position with a mid-year hire from the RASP candidate pool.
As part of their application, candidates are asked if they are interested in being hired at semester, provided they will already have 2 semesters on campus by the end of December. During RASP, any qualifying candidates will go through the regular process. They will be informed of training dates and other necessary information. This is the supervisor’s time to get to know potential staff members as well.
Following RASP, the candidates who qualify and are interested in being hired mid-year will be listed as priority scoring for their applications. These scores should be completed before any others. Once all priority scores have been completed, the professional staff will meet to discuss candidates. Once hiring decisions are made in mid-December, mid-year candidates will be notified by email that they have been selected for a position. Those not selected will be told they are still being considered for next year, however spots for the Spring have been filled.