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Housing & Residence Life 

McLean Hall Rm 113
Phone: (717) 477-1701
Fax: (717) 477-4040

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RA Applications are due Friday, December 12th! 

What is a Resident Assistant?

A resident assistant, or RA, is a trained peer leader who advises a group of students within their community. An RA has many roles and responsibilities, including, but not limited to, building a community through programming, acting as an advisor, being a familiar first resource for students with academic or institutional questions, and enforcing residence hall and university policies.

Why should I apply to be an RA?

There are so many reasons you should apply to be an RA! Do you like people? Projects and events? Making a difference?

The RA position builds a wide variety of invaluable skills such as time and project management, peer mediation, teamwork skills, budget management, creativity, and problem solving. RAs also have opportunities to serve on department and university wide committees and attend student leadership conferences. 

RAs are the foundation of Residence Life; creating and supporting our hall communities.

How do I apply?

In order to be considered for interview, each candidate must submit an application, resume, and cover letter. In addition, two references must be submitted; one completed by a Housing & Residence Life staff member and the other by another University staff member who can speak to your involvement or experience on campus. The reference form can be found on the left side bar and can be submitted right on the website. Your cover letter and resume can be emailed to

Applications are due Friday, December 13th, 2013 by 4:30pm.

Interviews will be held Friday, January 31st and Saturday, February 1st, 2014. Successful applicants will be notified of an interview over winter break.

Want More Information?

There will be several information sessions throughout the semester; we highly encourage you to attend one if at all possible. Hosted by current Residence Life staff members, these information sessions can answer your questions about applying, interviewing, and being an RA.

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013   
Stone Ridge, TV Lounge    
Thursday, October 17th, 2013
CUB, Room 102
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
Mowrey Hall, Rec Room
Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Harley Hall, Rec Room
Monday, October 28th, 2013
McLean II Hall, MPR
Monday, November 4th, 2013
Naugle Hall, Rec Room
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013     
CUB, Room 119
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
Presidents Hall, MPR
Thursday, November 14th, 2013
CUB, Room 102
Monday, November 18th, 2013
McLean Hall, Rec Room
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013    
CUB, Great Hall
Monday, November 25th, 2013
Seavers Hall, TV Lounge      

Can't make it to an information session? Get all of your information right here!