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Become a Resident Assistant

What is a Resident Assistant?

Resident Assistants, commonly knowns as RAs, have the largest impact on achieving this goal through their interactions in the residence halls. RAs are responsible for getting to know the people in their communities, providing them with support, promoting a safe and comfortable living environment for all students, planning activities to help students grow and connect, directing them to resources that will improve their success, and otherwise enhancing the experience of living on campus. The Office of Residential Life and the Office of University Housing team is dedicated to building lasting communities of learning.

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Staff Selection

Being a Resident Assistant (RA) is a great opportunity to building community, building leadership skills, and building a stronger UL. Are you interested in becoming a Resident Assistant? The Resident Assistant (RA) position is a 20 hour per week student leader position that consists of building community, programming, handling emergencies and incidents, and participating in events across campus, including recruitment days.

The requirements include:

  1. Want to be a Student Leader and serve as a mentor to residential students
  2. Must have a 2.5 semester and cumulative GPA
  3. Live on-campus for at least one year
  4. Within good standing with academics and with the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities 
  5. Have a positive attitude, and willingness to help others
  6. Must commit a full academic year of employment

If you are interested in becoming a Resident Assistant for the Fall 2019 semester you must attend one of our Informational Sessions.  Applications are only provided to people who attend the informational session. All information sessions will be held in Randolph Hall RM 101

Wednesday, January 30 at 6pm
Thursday, January 31 at 6pm
Friday, February 1 at 6pm

You must RSVP via Orgsync in order to attend.

Applications are due at 11: 50 pm on Friday, February 15, 2019. Applicants participate in a group and individual interview. Group Interviews will take place on February 22-24, 2019. Individual Interviews will take place from March 11- 15, 2019.  You will be notified if you have received an RA position with us during the last week of March 25-29, 2019.

For questions regarding the Resident Assistant application process for Fall 2019, please contact Jonathan R. Brown at reslife@louisiana.edu.

We look forward to you being part of our team!