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Building Your Leadership Skills One Role At A Time!

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About Residence Life

We are committed to providing you with an inclusive living-learning environment that supports your academic and personal aspirations. We're here for you every day to respond to your physical, emotional, and developmental needs. Our residence halls offer a wide variety of comfortable living options, from traditional to contemporary. Each hall is staffed with a professional, full-time, live-in residence director who is on call 24/7 year-round. Each wing or living area is staffed with a resident assistant. All residence hall staff assists with relevant, fun programming that will help shape your academic and social growth.

Benefits Of Being an RA

  • Become a part of #woolife today! Help us to make our residence hall community a place where we work to foster a student's sense of belonging and social and personal identity.


  • A single room—potentially in an apartment with other students, or in a suite with another RA


  • Automatic eligibility for a resident student parking decal


  • Stipend to be paid by check 4 times each semester, or to be applied directly to your student account.


  • Participation in continuous leadership training and development

Things to Consider When Applying

Prior to beginning the application process, we encourage you to take a couple of minutes to look over the questions below and complete a quick self-assessment. As you enter the process to become an RA, it is important to know where you stand on certain issues…


  • Are you able to handle problems without over-reacting or making inappropriate compromises?
  • Do you need to be the center of attention? Do you need to be constantly showered with compliments, praise, and reward? Can you let someone else take center stage?
  • How do you handle stress, tension and anxiety?
  • How well can you adjust to the lifestyle of an RA?
  • Are you able to balance the role of the RA with the other components of your life?
  • Are you oversensitive to and critical of the shortcomings of others?
  • Are you able to learn from your experiences?
  • Are you able to fulfill your responsibilities and still be honest with yourself, your values, your philosophies and your commitments?
  • Are you able to evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses?
  • Can you relate to and advise other students without becoming personally and emotionally involved? Even when these students are close friends?
  • Are you mature enough to accept the fact that you cannot be all things to all people?
  • Are you able to accept behaviors of individuals and not pass judgment?
  • Are you able to accept direction and advice from a supervisor?
  • Are you able to professionally disagree with a colleague?
  • Do you have the self-confidence to be assertive without becoming aggressive?

Applicant Requirements

  • Full-time, registered student in the University’s Undergraduate Academic Program.
  • In good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.25.
  • In good disciplinary standing (not currently on disciplinary probation).
  • Successful candidates will have achieved sophomore standing by the beginning of the Fall 2019 Semester.

UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER

RA Recruitment Information Session

Wednesday, Jan. 30th, 7pm

109 Sheehan

Come learn about the RA recruitment process and have all your questions about being an RA answered!

Online Application Due

Friday, Feb. 15th, 11:30pm

Google Form

Click on the link above "Apply Today" to be directed to the online application form.

Creative Expression Due

Tuesday, Feb. 19th, 4:30pm

Office of Residence Life

Make sure your Creative Expression materials are handed in to the Office of Residence Life (Sheehan Hall 101) by 4:30pm.

RA Candidate Group Process

Sunday, Feb. 24th, 4pm

Sheehan Hall Multipurpose Room

Candidates will participate in a number of group activities and be observed by current Residence Life staff