RA Application Process Overview


Resident Assistants

Living on campus at Elizabethtown College offers students a place to live, grow, and be a part of a vibrant community. Resident Assistants (RAs) are the cornerstone of our residential communities. RAs possess strong leadership skills and commit to promote learning and a sense of belonging in the residential communities on campus. RAs attend training before the start of each semester and during the academic year to enhance their skills in order to be knowledgeable resources for all students.

Current RAs

Job Description

Responsibilities for each RA may vary based on which building/area they are placed. Each RA staff is supervised by and works directly with an Area Coordinator, a professional staff member who works in the Office of Residence life and resides on campus. Each RA must maintain an overall and semester GPA of a 2.5 or higher, cannot work more than 10 hours in another position without approval from their Area Coordinator, and must spend at least 10 hours specifically dedicated to their RA role in their assigned living unit. For more information about the RA position, please visit the RA Position Description and FAQs about being an RA.

RA Application Process

All students applying to be RAs must attend an information session. After attending an information session, RAs will submit a completed electronic application and have two references fill out an electronic reference form. Once the applications are reviewed, RA candidates may be invited to participate in the individual interveiw process, which typically last for about an hour with professional staff members from the Office of Residence Life and current RAs as the interviewers. The professional staff members then review the applications and interview materials. RA candidates may then be invited to participate in the next step of the application, group process. Group process is a group style interview with numerous RA candidates work together to complete various tasks and activities together. Here, professional staff members and current RAs evaluate the RAs on their team building skills. The professional then reviews all the application material and will send out offer letters to the RA candidates. 

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Deirdre Rocklein at rockleind@etown.edu or Dominick DiLoreto at diloretod@etown.edu.

The application process for this academic year has concluded. Please check back in the Fall 2017 semester for more information.

Information Sessions

The required information sessions take place during the fall semester. Information sessions have already occurred for this semester. Please check back in the Fall 2017 semester for more information about applying to be an RA.

RA Info Session