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Resident Assistant

The Resident Assistant is a key member of University Housing. As a front line employee, it is the RA’s responsibility, under the direction of the Community Director, to educate residents, serve as a resource person, facilitate the development of community, enforce policies, and assist with administrative tasks. The application process starts in November with our Information Sessions with applications being due by December 16, 2014 at Noon. In January, we will hold a group process on January 16, 2015 and then hold individual interviews January 21-23, 2015. Here are the qualifications:

  1. Attend and sign in at one RA Information Session.
  2. Turn in a completed application by the appropriate deadline: Wednesday, December 16 at 12:00 p.m.
  3. Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA by the time you assume the position (RAs are required to maintain a 2.5 GPA).
  4. Cannot graduate before May 2016.
  5. Cannot be involved with a full-time internship/co-op, student teach, or enrolled in the School of Pharmacy program during the 2014-2015 academic year.
  6. Have lived in University Housing for at least two full semesters by the time you would begin as an RA.  (summer is counted as a semester)
  7. Be in good financial, academic, and behavioral conduct standing with the University.
  8. Attend RA Class. Non-credit hour class, no cost, 2-hour leadership course on Thursday or Friday afternoons.


Information Sessions

Info Session #1: November 10, 2014; 6:00pm @ Woodland Hall Classroom

Info Session #2: November 11, 2014; 3:00pm @ Prairie Hall Classroom

Info Session #3: November 13, 2014; 7:00pm @ Bluff Hall Classroom

Info Session #4: November 16, 2014; 5:00pm @ Cougar Village Commons MFR

Info Session #5: November 19, 2014; 9:00pm @ Evergreen Hall MFR


Questions can be directed to Sarah Kirkpatrick, Assistant Director of Residence Life, skirkpa@siue.edu or 618-650-4629.

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