Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants

Position Description:

Resident Assistants (RAs) are trained undergraduate student staff who live on-campus to assist students with acclimating to the university environment, building a positive community and navigating interpersonal concerns. RAs promote the development of a safe, supportive and inclusive residential community. They assist with roommate mediation, crisis response and policy enforcement. The RA should be a resident's first contact for situations such as:

  • roommate conflicts
  • getting involved in the residential community
  • identifying campus resources
  • lock outs when the Savitz Hall office is closed

RAs live in every community across campus. Residents can reach their RA at the RAs room; or, while there is a RA on Duty every night from 8:00pm - 7:30am (next day); the RA on Duty can be reached by calling the RA on Duty phone for the residential building/area, which is posted at each hall/area office.


Position Recruitment Information:

Each year, starting in November - The Department of Residential Learning & University Housing will release information regarding the Resident Assistant Recruitment and Selection process. Each year, we look for a diverse pool of undergraduate students to be part of our team! The RA position is a rewarding and challenging leadership position that will develop a student's interpersonal skills and connect one with lifetime friends and memorable experiences.

Application for the position typically requires the following:

  • Mandatory attendance at one (1) Resident Assistant Information Session (usually held November - January)
  • Completion of the Resident Assistant Application (typically available November - January)
  • Hard Copy of Updated Resume & Cover Letter (Submitted to RLUH Savitz Hall Office)
  • Two (2) Letter of Reference (Submitted to RLUH Savitz Hall Office)

As part of the screening process, the applicant’s transcript and discipline record will be reviewed. Applicants should have a 2.5 GPA to be considered and a favorable student discipline record.

RAs are permitted to work on campus for 10hrs/week from 7:30am – 7:30pm. RAs are not permitted to work off campus due to demands of position. The RA employment expectation is a full academic year appointment.

Benefits of the position include:

  • Professional Development and transferable leadership/employment skills
  • A single room in an assigned residence hall or apartment
  • Annual stipend and a meal plan


Application Instructions

Residential Learning & University Housing are no longer accepting Resident Assistant applications for the 2017-2018 academic year.