RA Selection



Residence Life seeks dedicated student leaders with a passion for helping others and building community to serve on the RA staff each year. Being an RA is challenging, rewarding, and fun. This site will help you learn more about the various leadership opportunities available in the residence halls as well as the application process for each position.

Resident Assistants  

RAs are undergraduate and graduate students who can help you with any problem you might face. They are available to assist you with personal issues, academic needs, housing questions, and facilities concerns. RAs provide leadership and guidance for residents, plan events, provide opportunities to meet new people and learn new things, and hold periodic meetings to share information and review community policies. Residence Life houses RAs in every on-campus residence hall. If you would like to learn more about becoming a RA, please see our RA Applicants section.

Head Resident Assistants

In addition to their RA duties, Head Resident Assistants are responsible for the administration, coordination, supervision and evaluation of RAs assigned to his/her building(s), as well as the oversight of residence hall programs and activities.  Head Resident Assistants are selected from the returning RA staff.  

Graduate Resident Directors  

The Graduate Resident Director (GRD) is responsible for overseeing daily operations of assigned hall(s), including student staff supervision, building maintenance, planning and implementing community building efforts, policy enforcement, and crisis intervention. For more information, please see our GRD Applicants section.

Resident Assistant Mentor Program (RAMP)

The RA Mentor Program (RAMP) is designed to develop leadership skills of students in the fall semester prior to their application for the RA position. This program is open to all rising sophomore and junior students who would like to learn more about themselves, their leadership skills, and the position before deciding to apply. (...more)

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