Lead the way. Become an RA.
You will learn dozens more skills by graduation. Your own room? Sure, and you'll have a big enough "family" to have your own sitcom. Build personal relationships and learn to plan awesome events. And, your social circle will get much, much bigger.
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 difference. Deadline to apply is January 16, 2018 at 12:00 noon.
Why be an RA?
As an RA, you will learn to lead, challenge yourself and hone your critical thinking, time management, problem solving and communication skills. As an RA, you have the chance to make a lasting impression on your fellow students and make your mark on campus. And you'll earn a housing and meal plan waiver.
Ready to learn more? Attend an info session.
How To Apply: 2018-2019 Academic YearInterested individuals must attend one of the following information sessions:
- January 10, 2018, 8 - 9 p.m. in Bennett Tower G05 Classroom
- January 11, 2018, 8 - 9 p.m. in Gluck Theatre in Mountainlair
When you attend an information session, you will be given a pass-code to access the application to apply. Access the RA Application now.
Deadline to apply is January 16, 2018, 12:00 noon.
Interviews for RA positions will take place February 9 - 11, 2018.
For questions about Resident Assistant Recruitment and Selection, please contact email@example.com.
What RAs Have To Say About The Position
- Class: 2018
- Major: Business Administration, Minor in Leadership Studies
- Experience: RA, August 2016 to Present
- Honors: Milan Puskar Leadership Scholar
If you asked Levi Huff why if he wanted to become an RA in his freshman year, he would have laughed at the idea. “It wasn’t until I firsthand saw the impact that a resident assistant can have on the lives of the residents they work with that I knew it was the job for me,” he says.
As an RA he would gain leadership experience — a highly valuable addition to any resume — and help his fellow Mountaineers “discover their own place in their new home away from home.” How could he pass that up? As an RA, he’s taking what he learns in the classroom and applying it to the real world. “My ability to work with residents from all backgrounds and interests has really diversified my own personal interests. I can confidently say that this position has allowed me to really refine my ability to interact with people in all kinds of situations. I’ve learned that communication is so important for success, and this job has really helped me to become an effective communicator and leader.” Read more about Levi
- Class: 2020
- Major: Multidisciplinary Studies (Future Master's of Elementary Education)
- Experience: RA, January 2017 to Present
- Class: 2019
Mathematics, Minor in Special Education
(Future Master's in Education)
- Experience: RA August 2014 - Present
Sometimes it’s the experience of being a resident and knowing a great RA that inspires a student to become one. For Jacqueline Costello, her RA showed her that helping others, building personal connections and being part of something bigger can make her college career infinitely more rewarding. She says becoming an RA has changed her. “One of the biggest benefits from being an RA has been the experience of working with a variety of personalities, being able to quickly assess the best option in a hectic situation and developing better and more secure decision-making skills.”
Although there was a lot to learn before becoming an RA, Jaqueline knew she could rely on her own RAs for help, advice and guidance. “I knew I could go to [them] for information, ideas and any questions I had about becoming an RA. I also had their support.” Read more about Jacqueline