Our RA Selection Process for the 2012-2013 academic year is now closed!
Thank you to all of our applicants who applied and good luck!
Being in a student leadership role is important to your self development and it looks phenomenal on a resume! Where else can you develop skills as a mediator, conflict resoluter, and obtain the abilities to “assess and control” situations? If your personable and love to interact and build communities, then ResLife and the RA position is perfect for you!
Resident Assistant Selection generally begins in the middle of the Fall semester. ResLife scheduled a series of informational session for all students interested in the RA position (see below). These sessions are held in random locations and at a series of different times (just to make sure you can fit it somewhere in your schedule). This is your first step! Make sure you attend the session, sign-in, and ask any questions you may have. You will receive the application on the spot with the deadline. Weren’t able to make the session? Contact your RD or the Office of ResLife to make an appointment to find out what you missed.
After all applications have been received, we hold a Group Process Day (usually on a Saturday). This all-day event is ran by the ResLife staff and is meant to place the RA Candidates in scenarios to see how they will react and how they work in teams. After the day is complete, you will be able to schedule your interview with the RD staff.
Generally, your placement letters will be available around Spring Break (right before or right after). If you were offered a position, make sure you check with the Business Office and Financial Aid to make sure that the RA option will not interfere with your FinAid packages.
You will be given a deadline to hand in your intent to accept or decline the position. You aren’t randomly placed somewhere. The RD staff carefully deliberates your answers during your interview, evaluates your strengths during Group Process Day, and matches your personality to the rest of the staff – and we place you where we think you will best thrive and develop/foster the best residential community on campus!
If you weren’t offered a position, don’t worry - there’s a chance you were asked to become an alternate. This just means you were good enough to become an RA, but we just didn’t have the room to fit you on staff. Sometimes due to academic or personal reasons – an RA who has accepted the position later resigns – we then turn to our alternate pool to see who would best be suited for the position before we open up a search campus wide.
So, are you interested?! If so, come in the Office of ResLife and pick up an application between the middle of the Fall semester and the beginning of the Spring semester!