Become a Resident Assistant
The Resident Assistant role plays a vital part in building community in the residents halls. RAs are student leaders on campus who are trained to create welcoming residential environments on campus through programming, one-to-one resident outreaches, and informative bulletin boards.
The Office of Community Engagement has opened it’s process to hire the 2021-2022 Resident Assistant (RA) Staff.
All interested students must attend an information session in order to receive an application for the RA position. Information sessions will review requirements for application, roles and responsibilities of staff members, timeline, important dates, and more.
Information Sessions will be held on:
Recruitment for Fall 2021 has ended. Be on the lookout for information in the future about RA selection.
- You must meet the following academic, student conduct, and other miscellaneous requirements
- Must have and maintain at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA
- Must maintain a minimum academic credit load of 12 as an undergraduate, or 9 as either 2nd semester senior or graduate student
- Experience living in a college residence hall setting is preferred but not required.
- You cannot be on any form of probation (academic, residential, or disciplinary) at the time of application or employment. Any previous probationary or more severe offense with the Office of Community Standards will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
- RAs may work up to 10 hours per week on or off-campus
- RAs may not double dip: Work as an RA and SOL or RA and Office Assistant for OCE. You may not work as an RA and Purchase Program Board executive board membe. You are free to apply for multiple roles within the office.
Some of the responsibilities of the resident assistant include:
- Attending one-on-one meetings with your supervisor
- All RAs must attend weekly staff meetings on Wednesday during the common time between 1:30pm and 3:00pm
- Attend Fall, winter, and spring training
- Work residence hall/apartment area opening and closings for breaks and end of the year.
- Be a visible presence for your residents on your wing/floor/apartment area
- Create and maintain bulletin board(s)
For any questions, please contact Sonya.Alexander@purchase.edu