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Resident Assistant Position

Thank you for your interest in applying to be a resident assistant for Residence Life & Housing. We believe the RA position is one of the most challenging and rewarding leadership experiences on campus. Here you will find information on discovering more about the RA postion, how to apply and how to prepare to be a resident assistant.

How to Apply

Please review the Conditions of Appointment and Position Description for position-specific information. If you meet all qualifications, please consider joining our team.

To apply for the RA position:

  1. Download the Application Form to your desktop.

    Note: The application form was updated on December 19, 2014. Please use this updated form for new applications. Do not submit a new application if you have already submitted one.

  2. Save the RA Application Form on your desktop as “RA Application- First Name, Last Name.” Fill out the form.

  3. Please send your completed application and resume to by January 21. Use the subjectline: “RA Application Resume: Candidate First and Last Names.”

    Consider utilizing the Career Services Center for help with resume writing and editing.

  4. Send the Recommendation Form to your references and ask them to submit their confidential recommendation as an attachment directly to Use the subjectline: "RA Recommendation: Candidate First and Last Names."

    Recommendations do not have to be completed by the application deadline (January 21) but must be received no later than February 22 to be fully considered.

    Note: The recommendation form was updated on December 11, 2014. If you downloaded the form before this date, please re-download the form. Do not re-download the form if you have already sent out your recommendation requests.

2014-15 RA Preparation Workshops

As you take part in the RA Selection Process, we recognize that many of you will be developing a resume and going through a competitive interview process for the first time. Through a collaborative effort with the Career Services Center, RA Candidate Workshops have been established to help you prepare and succeed in the application and interview process.

RA Interview Workshops

Thursday, Feb. 12 @ 2 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 13 @ 2 p.m.

Workshops will be held at the Career Services Center workshop room.


Please feel free to contact Ivet Ziegelbauer Tweedy or any staff member if you have questions.