Under the supervision of a Residence Director, a Resident Assistant (RA) serves a residence hall floor by cultivating an environment that fosters community through caring relationships, an attitude of service, words of encouragement, and a willingness to lovingly discuss breakdowns in integrity. An RA works to create relationally and physically safe places for students to be supported and challenged to engage in authentic relationships in order to live out the body of Christ and grow in his likeness.
2014-2015 Application Process
October 23-25: Applications become available at information tables in lower Beamer from 9am-2pm. After these dates, applications may be picked up in the Residence Life Office on the second floor of the Student Services Building in the Student Development suite. The Professional Reference Form is available here and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 630.752.7226.
October 30: RA Informational Meeting at 9:30pm in the Science Building Lecture Hall (room 145) with the Associate Dean of Residence Life and Resident Directors.
October 23 - November 6: Before your RA fills out your reference form, you must have a 15-20 minute conversation with him or her.
October 23 - November 6: Submit your application to the Residence Life Office and sign up for an interview and collage time.
November 6: Deadline to submit application documentation at 4:30pm. All applicants must be signed up for interview and collage time.
November 11-22: Interviews with a team of Residence Life staff.
November 22 - December 6: Collages with a group of up to ten other RA candidates, three to four RD's and the Associate Dean of Residence Life.
December 11: Letters sent to all applicant CPO's regarding selection.
December 13: Signed letters are due to the Residence Life Office before 4:30pm.