Resident Assistant Applications for the 2016-2017 Academic year are now available!
Being an RA is more than just a job; it’s an unique learning experience that will prepare you for your future career. You learn how to work on a team, how to handle conflict and crisis situations and much more. In addition, you get to work with fantastic people and making a real difference in the lives of others.
Check out our Department Mission, Vision, Values & Diversity Statement here to find out more about Residential Life or our team.
Please review the following documents in their entirety to get a better sense of the Resident Assistant Position. The Position Description will explain a bit more about what being a Resident Assistant entails, the Terms & Conditions explain some basic expectations that all Resident Assistants must follow and the Outside Involvement Form needs to be completed before Resident Assistants partake in any outside employment and/or outside involvement. No other on-campus employment may occur at the same time as being a Resident Assistant. The only exceptions are working for the Bulletin or Sunflower.
The Resident Assistant (RA) lives in an assigned floor/living area and serves as a resource for the residents of that floor/living area. Resident Assistants provide guidance 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 success 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 must 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 by completing the Outside Involvement Form 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 past Resident Assistant about her experience!