Student Employment

Resident Assistants laying on the grass

Job Description

Resident Assistants are student staff members, employed by Housing & Residence Life, who assist students in their acclimation to the residence halls and the university. RAs provide information about activities, events, policies and also assist students with roommate conflicts, homesickness, and academic concerns. Each RA also plans educational and social programs for students in his/her section.


Your Resident Assistant is the best person to go to if you have questions or concerns. Your RA has received training on responding to concerns and can assist you with a variety of issues that you may be having. In most cases, your RA can help you explore your concerns and refer you to the proper university staff to help you resolve your problem. We are here to help.

Benefits of being a RA

  • Meet new people
  • Develop leadership abilities
  • Increase organizational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Earn money for school
  • Learn to resolve conflicts

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Must be at least a 2nd semester freshman
  • Clean student disciplinary record
  • Ability to pass a criminal and sex offender background check
  • Freedom from other job responsibilities including student teaching
  • Completed application with three completed reference forms


The RA position is compensated for the job though the Office of Housing paying for the room to which you are assigned and approximately $1,276.00 paid directly to the RA broken down bi-weekly each semester for the 2017–18 academic year. The RA is compensated an additional amount for desk hours exceeding the 60 hours per semester that are required (Browning, Ellington and Cooper Hall RAs only) and by working break desk or duty assignments. The RA is provided a single or double room or room within an apartment and is not assigned a roommate.


Available Feb. 6th – March 3rd.

Desk Attendant at Ellington Hall front desk

Job Description:

Desk Attendants must have the ability to interact with a variety of student, faculty, and staff personalities. This requires patience, use of initiative, and an ability to think quickly. DAs are responsible for greeting and acting as a resource for students, staff, and guests. They must be able to answer telephones promptly, maintain accurate messages, assist with emergency procedures, attend all training sessions and staff meetings, and complete a variety of administrative tasks.


All Desk Attendants are supervised by the area Assistant Hall Director.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be at least a 2nd semester freshman
  • Clean student disciplinary record
  • Ability to pass a criminal and sex offender background check


Compensation is hourly based on minimum wage.