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Resident Assistant (RA)

                                                      WOULD YOU LIKE TO… a community builder?                                                                     a leader?

                                               a role model?

                     a resource?                  a programmer? a listener?                                                                            an educator?

                                                           ...BE AN RA?


Application Process

To apply for the RA position for Spring 2018 (or maybe even earlier!) please submit application materials by midnight on Monday, November 13th:

LAPC is great resource if you need help preparing your resume or for interviews!

This application process is for openings that we currently have as well as openings in Spring 2018. Application materials will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled after your cover letter, resume, and supplemental questions are received.  You will be contacted via email to schedule an interview time.

RAs must be a full time student (minimum 3 units), maintain a 2.5 GPA, and have lived in on campus housing for at least 2 semesters.


October 30, 2017                Accepting Applications (send to

November 13, 2017             Applications Due (send to

November 22, 2017            Two Recommendations Due (one Faculty/Staff, one current RA)

November 15-22, 2017        Interviews



(use your email account when completing the reference forms below)

Supplemental Questions

Faculty/Staff Reference Form

RA Reference Form


Resident Assistants

The 48 Resident Assistants (RAs) live on most floors and in most houses. Primarily, the RAs are a major resource for students living in the halls.  They actively engage in developing community, serve as support people, and are the connection between the student body and the administrative staff.

Resident Assistants receive extensive training and work with students in the following areas:

  • Peer counseling
  • Building inclusive communities
  • Educational and social programming
  • Conflict mediation (roommate conflicts, relationship problems)
  • Crisis intervention
  • Creating and modeling an inclusive living and learning environment
  • Campus resources and referrals
  • Policy enforcement / Community norm setting
  • RAs serve as liaisons between student affairs and the student body

Head Resident Assistants

Head Resident Assistants (HRAs) are RAs who have previous RA experience, but take on more leadership responsibilities.  They have their floors or buildings like any other RA, but work closely with another HRA and a Hall Director in overseeing a complex of RAs.  There are three - six HRAs and one or two are assigned to each complex. HRAs have been RAs for at least one semester and are often-times seniors.  They lead programs for the RA staff, co-facilitate meetings, and are a peer resource for RAs.

The application process for the HRA positions occurs in the last two months of every spring semester and in the fall semester when there are openings for the spring semester.  HRA applicants fill out a slightly different re-application that is tailored for the job. 

HRA job description