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RA Forms

Resident Assistant Application for Employment

Resident Assistant Employment Reference Form

RA Qualifications

To be considered for an RA position, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Full time student
  • Academic Role Model: maintain at least a 2.25 cumulative GPA
  • Social Role Model: No formal conduct sanctions
  • Must be able to attend a fall and spring staff training
  • Displays a positive attitude toward and about Residential Life and the University
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Sound leadership experience
  • Self-confidence and self-respect
  • Oral and written communications skills
  • Sound decision making skills


  • Remuneration includes: a monthly stipend and assignment to a private room at a traditional hall double room rate
  • Leadership experience


Develop a positive floor community which includes, but not limited to the following:

  • Being available and approachable (on duty as well as off duty).
  • Responding to student needs/issues as necessary; on duty about 1 week night (7 pm - 7 am) per week and one weekend per month – may be different for the apartment RAs
  • Planning and hosting floor/hall programs for residents
  • Maintaining a floor environment that is conducive to study, work with special interest housing groups as appropriate, and administrative duties as directed by the Assistant Coordinator
  • Abiding by and enforcing University and Residential Life policies
  • Attending weekly staff meetings, one-on-one meetings, committee meetings and training as required
  • Assisting the housekeeping and maintenance staff in providing a clean and well maintained environment
  • Other duties as assigned by your Assistant Coordinator.