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Resident Assistant (RA)

                                                      WOULD YOU LIKE TO…

...be a community builder?                                                                              ...be a leader?

                                                        ...be a role model?

                              ...be a resource?                           ...be a programmer?

...be a listener?                                                                                     ...be an educator?

                                                           ...BE AN RA?

 

Application Process

To apply for the RA position for Fall 2017 please submit application materials by midnight on Wednesday, February 8th:

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

This application process is for openings that we will have in Fall of 2017. Application materials will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled after your completed application is received.  You will be contacted via email to schedule an interview time. 

Timeline

January 16, 2017              Accepting Applications (send to RAselection@beloit.edu)

February 8, 2017              Applications Due (send to RAselection@beloit.edu)

February 15, 2017            Two Recommendations Due (one Faculty/Staff, one current RA)

Feb. 18th-19th, 2017        Interview Weekend

 

Forms (use your beloit.edu email account when completing the reference forms below)

Supplemental Questions

Faculty/Staff Reference Form

RA Reference Form

 

Resident Assistants

The 47 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