RA Application Process 


Resident Assistants

Living on campus at Elizabethtown College offers students a place to live, learn, grow, and be a part of a vibrant community.  Resident Assistants (RAs) are the cornerstone of our residential communities.  RAs promote a sense of belonging in residential communities and implement learning strategies based on our learning curriculum. RAs receive 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 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.  Key responsibilities for RAs include building community, implementing our learning curriculum, creating door decorations and bulletin boards, being on call to respond to student concerns, and promoting safe behaviors.  Each RA must maintain a cumulative and semester GPA of a 2.5 or higher, maintain good standing with the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities, keep other employment limited to 10 hours per week, and spend at least 10 hours per week in their residential community.

RA Application Process

The first step of applying to be an RA is attending an information session.  Anyone who is interested in becoming an RA is welcome to attend an information session.  All students applying to be RAs must attend an information session. 

After attending an information session, RA candidates 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 interview process in Spring 2018, which typically last for about an hour with professional and student staff members in the Office of Residence Life.  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, RA candidates are evaluated on their team building skills.  The professional staff then reviews all of the application materials and will send out offer letters to the RA candidates. 

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

The application process for this academic year is open!  Please see the details below about information sessions.

Information Sessions

The required information sessions last about 45 minutes.  These are facilitated by an Area Coordinator and some Resident Assistants.  Interested candidates only have to attend one of the information sessions below.

·         October 23: Ober Lobby at 7PM; Founders Lobby at 8PM

·         October 24: Myer Lobby at 7PM; Royer Lobby at 8PM

·         October 25: Schlosser Lobby at 7PM; Brinser Lobby at 8PM

·         October 30: Mosaic House at 7PM; Hoover 212 at 8PM


RA Info Session