Being an RA is more than just a job; it’s an amazing learning experience that will prepare you for whatever is next. You learn how to work on a team, how to handle conflict and crisis situations and much more. What’s better is that you get to do this while working with fantastic people and making a real difference in the lives of others.
We are not currently accepting RA Applications. We begin a new hiring process in Febaruary each year and will update this page with the current information then. You can look at what it is like to be an RA and see a copy of last year's paperwork.
Resident Assistant (New hires):
Terms and Conditions (The Terms and Conditions do not need to be turned in with your application. It will be signed as hiring paperwork. It is listed here so you are familiar with them before applying)
To apply for the Resident Assistant Position please download the Application by right clicking and selecting "Save Link As..." and then submitting your completed application packet via email to ResLife@emporia.edu
Here is the Outside Involvement Form for all Resident Assistants who wish to request outside employment and major leadership involvement in other organizations.
The Resident Assistant (RA) lives in an assigned floor/living area and serves as a resource person for the residents of that floor/living area. Resident Assistants provide leadership for students based on their previous experience and training. The RA also assists in developing positive behavior and attitudes towards the group living experience and achievement in and out of the classroom. The RA position is for an academic year. This position reports to the Complex Coordinator of the assigned facility.
All first year Resident Assistants are to enroll and complete the Resident Assistant Class, SC420. The only exception will be due to conflict with an academic requirement and must be approved by the Director of Residential Life. If an RA does not pass the Resident Assistant Class they may be released from the position (The RA class is considered a pass/fail course).
Due to the structure and time requirements of the Resident Assistant position all Resident Assistants must receive prior approval for any of the following:
- Outside Employment (any paid position other than the RA Position).
- Leadership roles within the University and/or community organizations.
- Enrollment in more than 18 credit hours.
- Enrollment in more than 2 practicum credit hours.
All Resident Assistants receive a room and board waiver and a stipend for the duration of their employment. Stipends are $1,200 paid out bi-weekly over the course of the academic year.
Hear from a current Resident Assistant about her experience directly!