Work for Residential Life

Working in Residential Life is an amazing opportunity for all levels of staff! Check below for more information about specific positions and check out our About Us Section for information about our Mission, Vision & Values, to see out current Strategic Plan and to meet our current staff!

Res-Life Staff after the Tye Dye RunResident Assistants
Your Resident Assistant (RA) is a student just like you. Each RA lives on a floor and is responsible for building community and planning events for that floor. RAs also serve in a duty rotation to ensure your safety and security in the buildings. They are supervised by a full-time Complex Coordinator. Students should go to their RA first with concerns or questions! If you are interested in becoming an RA you can visit our Employment Opportunities page here!

Reception Center Assistants (RCAs)
These students live off-campus and work at the Reception Centers in either Morse or Towers Complex. They can assist you when you are locked out of your room, lost your key, need to put in a work order for your room, have questions about campus, or need to meet with your Complex Coordinator. They are supervised by a full-time Complex Coordinator. These friendly folks are always happy to help you out at the reception centers located in each Complex! More information about the RCAs can be found here!

Student Office Assistants (SOAs)
These students work in the main Residential Life Office and assist with answering telephones, responding to Stingers Up!questions, organizing student housing records, processes paperwork, and other duties as assigned. They are supervised by the Senior Administrative Specialist. When you visit our main office in 308 South Morse Hall these lovely students are typically the first to greet you and answer your question or guide you to the right person! More information about the SOAs can be found here!

Summer Staff Positions
Over the summer we hire students to work in the residence halls with our summer camps, summer residents and departmental projects. More information about our Summer employment opportuntities can be found here!

Emporia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To see our Equal Employment Opportunity, Equal Educational Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy please click here. You can also view our Departmental Diversity Statement here.

Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @ESUResLife, give us a call at 620-341-5264, email us at or visit us in person at 308 South Morse Hall!