Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants (RAs) fill an important role in creating a welcoming, fun, safe and respectful community within each residence hall on our campus. Each RA is tasked with getting to know each resident on their floor, while also creating a community feel on their floor/wing by helping residents get to know one another. Successful RAs frequently connect with each of their residents in person. RAs also plan and run creative programs in their hall to help residents get to know one another. RAs should be good role models to their communities, both personally and academically. We train our staff to know about resources all over campus so that they can help answer questions that residents may have. At times, RAs will also be called upon to mediate conflict, to confront behavioral concerns and to respond to crises.

Selection Process

The RA Selection process has begun for the 2021-2022 Academic Year! Please adhere to the following timeline regardining our selection process:

  • Interest Sessions (optional): Interested in learning more about being an RA? Join us on the following dates to hear from current RAs about the job position and get detailed information about the entire selection process! Interest sessions are not required to attend. Interest sessions will be held Feb. 2nd at 11:30 am, Feb. 3rd at  4pm, and Feb. 4th at 8:30pm. You're only expected to attend one of the three provided sessions.
  • Applications open: Feb. 5th
  • Applications close: Feb. 21st 
  • Initial Interviews: Feb. 22-26
  • Group process: March 7th 

If you were unable to attend an interest session, don't panic! Review the presentation slides below for information that was covered. Once you've reviewed the information below, email Coordinator Malik Burton ( to request an application. 

 RA Interest Session Presentation Slides

Career Services Video - Interviewing Like A Pro! 

Summer RAs

At this moment, our summer housing capacity is yet to be determined due to the ever changing nature of COVID-19. It is our hope to have summer RAs this year and we will communicate with you if that is a possibility. As of now, our summer RA selection process is postponed.