Housing and Dining

Resident Assistant Application

Before you begin the application process, please take the time to:

  • Answer the 2 essay questions and have them prepared and ready to attach at the end of the application

Please answer the following essay questions thoughtfully and completely. Responses should be typed and submitted on separate pages. A minimum of one page, double-spaced, per question is appropriate. In addition, complete sentences should be utilized to compose essays that clearly articulate your response.

  1. Why are you interested in serving as a Resident Assistant?
  2. Please describe the strengths you possess that would contribute to your success as a Resident Assistant. Examples of leadership experience or experience in the Residence Halls is strongly encouraged.
  • References

Two references are required. References may come from faculty, staff, organization advisors or a work supervisor. In addition, a current Resident Assistant or Desk Assistant may serve as one reference. The only people excluded from submitting a reference are members of the Residential Living professional staff (Director, Assistant Director, Village Coordinator, or Administrative Assistant). After selecting your two references, please have them fill out the attached form and return it to the Resident Living office before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21.

Please Note:  This application is for an RA position that will need to start January 2015 for the Spring Semester.  Students must be second year students in order to be eligible.  RA applications for Fall 2015 will be available January 2015.



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