Resident Assistant Application

Resident Assistant Application Process


Complete the RA Application:

RA Application


As part of the application, you will be required to list two (2) professional references and their email address (one reference must be from an SSU faculty or staff member).

Please inform your references that they will receive an on-line recommendation form to complete on your behalf. Friends or family should not complete the recommendation form.

Recommendations should be from people who will be able to assess your skills and abilities and will be able to comment on your potential as a Resident Assistant.


Resident Assistant Information

We are excited to have you explore the possibility of serving as one of our Resident Assistants (RAs) during the 2019-2020 academic year. The Office of Housing and Residence Life is looking for students who desire to invest in the lives of other students within our community, create supportive environments, look to gain leadership skills, and are able to share the benefits of living in the halls. Being an RA is an amazing opportunity to learn about yourself and others.

Information Sessions

If you are interested in being a Resident Assistant it is strongly recommended that prospective candidates attend one of the information sessions offered prior to the end of the application process. RA Information Sessions provide valuable information about the RA job description, the application process and selection timeline.

Check out the position description (PDF) to gain a better understanding of what would be required of you.

Group Process Day

Group Process Day (GPD) will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019 in the UC Ballroom, UC 214 and UC 215. GPD is an exciting and vital part of the selection process. Over the course of the day, you will participate in a series of interactive sessions where candidates will evaluated by professional staff and members of HRL. Evaluators will be observing how you interact with your peers, your leadership skills, and the way you demonstrate the qualities that we are looking for in our RA Staff. Group Process Day is a MANDATORY component of the application and selection process.

Individual Interview

Not all candidates are guaranteed an interview (cuts may be made to the applicant pool based upon number of applicants and application qualifications.) If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you via email with further instructions on how to sign up for a 30-minute Individual Interview, which will take place the week of Monday, March 4 through Friday, March 8, 2019 in the Housing and Residence Life Office.

Selection Timeline

  1. November 30, 2018
    RA Application due by 5:00 pm
  2. December 10, 2018
    Group Process Day Invitations (sent via SSU email)
  3. January 18, 2019
    Group Process Day Confirmation due
  4. February 1, 2019
    Group Process Day
  5. February 11, 2019
    Individual Interview Invitations (sent via SSU email)
  6. February 22, 2019
    Individual Interview Confirmation due
  7. March 4-8, 2019
    Individual Interviews

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