Resident Assistant Positions

Over 340 Resident Assistants work within our 27 residence halls and apartment communities to provide a positive on-campus living experience for the 15,000 students who call our campus home each year.  We invite Spartans who want to leave a mark and make a difference on campus to join our legacy by applying to be a Resident Assistant!

  • Resident Assistant Positions --  Application for the 2017-18 academic year is closed. Please check back in the fall for our application for the 2018-19 academic year! 

The Resident Assistant (RA) is a live-in student staff member in the Department of Residence Education and Housing Services. The RA assists in supporting the academic community in residence halls and apartments and has specific responsibility for working with students on a particular floor or area. RAs are expected to provide strategies for, and assist residents with, multicultural development, learning, character building, community development and personal wellbeing.

The RA is responsible for assisting students individually and in groups. The RA's primary role is to facilitate the creation of a positive environment which supports students' academic and personal success. In order for these environments to develop, RAs must make significant connections with their residents, help residents get to know each other, and connect residents to the resources and opportunities of the larger university. Strategies for success include maintaining individual and group contact, a thorough knowledge of campus resources, building rapport and connections with residents, planning and implementing activities, and responding to community and individual concerns. 

Most RA positions are located in traditional residence halls for the academic year.  There are a small number of RA positions that are located in Owen/Van Hoosen Halls, 1855 Place and University Village that have slightly different requirements/conditions. 

Please read these important Requirements and Conditions of Eligibility - Click Here!

Frequently Asked Questions about the RA position - Click Here!

Application Timeline and How to Apply - Click here!

All inquiries regarding positions with Residence Education and Housing Services should be directed to