Become a Resident Advisor
Being a resident advisor is one of the most rewarding and rare opportunities a student can have during his or her undergraduate years. Responsibilities are numerous; the RA is the focal point for the day-to-day operation of his or her floor, and as such, must simultaneously serve as peer counselor, referral agent, friend, social chairperson, community builder, disciplinarian, and programmer.
The position of RA is an opportunity to maximize self-development, maturity, and confidence during the college years; beyond this, the breadth of skills learned as an RA are highly transferable to the professional work world.
Minimum Prerequesites for RA Applications
- Pass the Leadership and College Student Development course (INTD 150) with a grade of "B" or better
- Maintain a 2.5 grade point average
Remuneration and Rewards
As compensation, RAs receive a single room and a 15-meal FLEX plan; this is a value of approximately $12,000.
During spring semester registration (typically in November), interested students must enroll in INTD 15, Leadership and College Student Development. When the class begins in February, RA applications will be available at the Office of Residential Life, and are due approximately three weeks later. In March, the selection process continues, with scheduled group and individual candidate interviews. Notification letters shortly follow.
Calendar for RA Applications for Academic Year 2014-2015
February 3, 2014: RA applications available in Office of Residential Life
February 21, 2014: Applications due
February 27, 2014: RA group process
March 3 - March 7, 2014: RA interviews
March 14, 2014: Decision letters available in Office of Residential Life
For more information on the duties of the resident advisor, or if you have questions about the application timeline, please contact Residential Life by calling 562.907.4293.