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Lead the way. Become an RA.

The Sky's the Limit!

Want to have an impact on students? Become a Resident Assistant! 

Starting college can be difficult. Many residents are living away from home for the first time. Making new friends, taking challenging classes and living with a roommate can be downright scary. 

Resident Assistants help by connecting students to their new home away from home. As an RA, you'll guide your residents through their new environment and build meaningful relationships. You'll develop programs and visual displays to encourage discussions about important issues like making healthy choices, staying safe on campus and getting involved on campus. You'll have late night conversations about relationships, classes and students' dreams about what they want to do after graduation. You'll celebrate that B+ in BIO 115 and cheer on the Mountaineers with them. You'll laugh a lot, and yes, you may even have to teach them how to do laundry.

Resident Assistants (RAs) are mentors, connectors, campus experts, and advocates. They are among the most important student leaders on campus, and they are students - just like you.

Don't miss this opportunity to make a have an impact! Deadline to apply is December 9, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. 

How To Apply: 2020-2021 Academic Year

Interested individuals must attend one of the following information sessions:

When you attend an information session, you will be given a pass-code to access the application. The RA Application will be available the week of October 7. 

Deadline to apply is December 9, 2019, 8:00 a.m. 

Interviews for RA positions will take place January 24 - 26, 2020.

For questions about Resident Assistant Recruitment and Selection, please contact raselection@mail.wvu.edu.

What An RA Has To Say About The Position

Melissa Haslebacher

Melissa Haslebacher, Resident Assistant

Melissa Haslebacher is a born teacher. So when she learned that being an RA is often similar to the role she’d have running her own classroom, she was hooked. “I loved the idea of being a point of reference for people and putting on fun programs that can teach my residents skills they can use for the rest of their lives,” she s ays. 

         Besides the leadership and teaching experience she gets every day as an RA, she says the biggest benefits are the people and the friends she’s made. “Your staff is always around to help you and you get really close to them. Also, as an RA, you learn about a lot of resources that can help your residents but are also great for yourself, such as tutoring sessions for specific classes.” 

         The role taught her something fundamental about herself as well. “I learned that I’m definitely a people person! I love talking to my residents and finding out more about them, even if I’ve had a rough day. I’ve also learned that I love doing things like programming. I’m always thinking of new things I can do with my residents.”  Read more about Melissa