What is a Resident Assistant?
Being a Resident Assistant at SSU is one of the most prominent and recognizable student leadership jobs on campus.
Getting to work with the Housing and Residence Life team is an excellent opportunity! If you are interested in learning what an RAs is, what it is like to be an RA, or how to become one, then you are in the right place!
Let’s Hear From SSU RAs:
“I like being an RA because it has helped me get involved on campus and meet a lot of great people and resources.”
“My favorite part about being an RA is how involved I am on campus and all the meaningful connections I've made. In just two years in the position, I have made more friendships and memories than I think I ever would have in college!”
“Being an RA has changed my life! It made me get out of my comfort zone in the best way possible and has made me who I am today.”
“Becoming an RA here at Shawnee has been an experience I will forever be thankful for. The opportunities you get to grow and learn are endless. You feel supported through every endeavor and challenge by your new second family - your fellow RAs.”
Requirements to Become an RA:
- Be a full-time SSU student
- Have at least 30 accumulated credit hours or be a second-year student at SSU
- Maintain a 2.5 Semester and Cumulative GPA or higher
- Be in good conduct and financial standing with the University
To see the specifics of these requirements, the benefits of employment, and the official job description of an RA check out the RA position description.