Application/Selection Process

Students walking on campusThe following summarizes the application and selection process for Resident Assistant positions.  If at any point in the process you find that you have questions, please send an email to  We wish you the best of luck in the process!


Step 1: Research the position

  • Being a Resident Assistant (RA) can be one of the most enriching and rewarding experiences of your college career.  The relationships you develop and the leadership training and experience you gain will serve you long beyond the time that you are a staff member with University Housing.  However, the RA position is also very challenging.  A live-in "24 hours per day" position can be hard to balance.  We encourage candidates to familiarize themselves with the responsibilities and expectations of being an RA before applying.  You can do this by reading the application materials and talking to your RA or other University Housing staff members.  These contacts will help you decide if the position is right for you and can help you with being prepared for the interview process.

Step 2: Complete the Resident Assistant Application

  • Be sure to plan enough time to meet the application deadline.  A complete application includes the following materials:
    • Completed electronic application
    • Electronic résumé
    • References completed by people listed by you

Step 3: Interview process

  • For qualified candidates interviewing for an RA position for the 2014-2015 academic year, this will consist of a personal interview and small group activities.  Candidates are scored on application, résumé, references, and interviews.  (Note: the Resident Assistant Recruitment & Selection committee will process all applications to ensure that they are complete and that candidates meet the minimum qualifications for the position.  If for any reason your application is incomplete or you are not eligible to interview, the committee will contact you regarding your status in the process).