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Resident Assistant Job Description

The Resident Assistant (RA) is a student staff member of Housing and Residential Life who assumes major responsibilities in a residence hall for developing an environment conducive to comfortable living, academic excellence, and personal growth. The following expectations specify the major responsibilities of the RA position.​

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Living-Learning Communities Resident Assistant

For 2017-2018, the Department of Housing and Residential Life will have 14 Living-Learning Community (LLC) RA positions. Students in LLCs live together on the same floor, wing, or sometimes in the entire residence hall. They take classes together and agree to participate in a co-curricular experience. Faculty and staff members are involved in each LLC and play a role in the activities that happen.

LLC RAs have some expectations that differ from our regular RA position. LLC RAs earn a slightly higher monthly stipend ($125) than traditional RAs.

LLC RA’s are expected to program with a greater focus on academic and career-related topics within the Residential Curriculum expectations. There are a few more meetings involved, ensuring that all stakeholders in the community are engaged. Below is an overview of our positions and communities. For the most part, in order to apply for these positions, you must be in that specific major.  When you complete your application, be sure to acknowledge that you are interested in an LLC, where appropriate.

Q: Since there is more work involved, why would I want to be an LLC RA?

A: In job interviews, you will be able to say you intentionally sought out more responsibility because of your passion for (insert the theme of your LLC).

A: You will have access to faculty members who can be your references.

A: You will be the leader of a focused and vibrant community of residents.

Falls Hall Staff
LLC # of Beds Location # of RAs RA Major Required GPA Required
Acting 15 Retama 1 BA in Theatre, BFATheatre - Acting; BFA Musical Theatre; BFA Theatre - Technical Production; BFA Theatre - All Level Teacher Cert.; BFA Theatre - Performance and Production. 2.5 sem. overall
Acting and Musical Theatre 30 Retama 1 BA in Theatre, BFATheatre - Acting; BFA Musical Theatre; BFA Theatre - Technical Production; BFA Theatre - All Level Teacher Cert.; BFA Theatre - Performance and Production. 2.5 sem. overall
Business 60 Tower 2 Admitted to McCoy College of Business. Accounting, CIS, Finance & Economics, Management, Marketing. 2.5 sem. overall
Future Teachers 50 Falls 2 Admitted to Teacher Prep Program through Office of Educator Prep. Curriculum & Instruction or Interdisciplinary Studies. 2.75 sem. overall
Journalism and Mass Communication 32 Tower 1 Admitted to School of Journalism and Mass Comm. Advertising, Digital, Electronic, or Multimedia, Jlsm., Mass Comm., Public Relations. 2.5 sem. overall
Laurel Honors House 118 Laurel 4 Any Major. *Experience in Honors coursework and willingness to work with a faculty-in-residence preferred. 3.25 sem. overall
Musical Theatre 15 Retama 1 BA in Theatre, BFATheatre - Acting; BFA Musical Theatre; BFA Theatre - Technical Production; BFA Theatre - All Level Teacher Cert.; BFA Theatre - Performance and Production. 2.5 sem. overall
Pre-Nursing 50 Sayers 2 Pre-Nursing 3.0 sem. overall
Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental 30 Tower 1 Any Science Major *Chemistry or Biology preferred 3.0 sem. overall
Psychology 32 Tower 1 Psychology 2.5 sem. overall
Residential College 190 Beretta and Brogdon 9 Any Major *Strong community builders and willingness to work with faculty-in-residence preferred. 2.5 sem. overall
Science Pipeline 12 Retama 1 Applied/Math, any Biology, Bio/Chemistry, Computer Science, any Engineering, Physics, Tech Mgmt. 2.5 sem. overall
Sound Recording Technology 15 Retama 1 Sound Recording Technology 2.5 sem. overall
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics 306 Gaillardia 11 Applied/Math, any Biology, Bio/Chemistry, Computer Science, any Engineering, Physics, Tech Mgmt. 2.5 sem. Overall
Terry Scholars 22 Laurel 1 Any major. Be a current Terry Scholar. 3.25 sem. overall