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Resident Assistant (RA)

LSU Resident Assistants (RAs) are live-in leaders, role models, and community builders. As one of the premier student leadership positions on campus, RAs are carefully selected, placed on a staff team, and trained by the Department of Residential Life to develop a positive living and learning experience for on-campus residents. RAs create programs that enhance community, meet residents’ personal and academic needs, build positive relationships with residents, and create a safe environment where residents have opportunities to grow academically and socially. 

College can be a challenging transition for residents, and RAs should be role models and advocates for various campus resources. Your role as an RA is to know the residents in your community on a personal level, provide them with guidance and support, and be excited for their successes. 

Interested in being a Resident Assistant?  Don’t miss out on this experience to build your resume, have fun, and experience something that is more than just your average job!

Applications

The RA application for 2019-20 is open November 5, 2018 - January 16, 2019.


RA Application

RA Job Description

RA Employment Agreement

  

Interview & Selection Timeline for 2019-20 Applicants

Step 1: Learn More

  • Interested in learning more about the RA position? Join us for a behind-the-scenes look and live question and answer on Facebook Live: December 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. and January 9, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. CST.

Step 2: Apply online 

  • All applicants must apply through Handshake or through the application link above. 
  • The application closes January 16, 2019.

Step 3: Open House Night - Friday, January 25

  • At the Open House event, you will learn more about the RA position and the position requirements. You will also get a chance to meet your interview group for Saturday and learn more about our residential communities for the upcoming school year.
  • You will be notified of your Open House candidate number, group and check-in time in advance of the event.
  • The Open House event will be held Friday, January 25, 2018.
  • Attendance at this event is mandatory.
  • Dress is casual.

Step 4: Group Process Day - Saturday, January 26

  • Group process day interviews focus on working in teams, problem solving, and fostering inclusive environments. You will be in the same group as you were in during Open House.
  • Be yourself and have fun. This is an opportunity for you to interact with other students who are going through the same process as you.
  • Please bring something to write with.
  • Group process will be held Saturday, January 26, 2018.
  • Attendance at this event is mandatory.
  • Dress is casual.

Step 5: Individual Interviews - Sunday, January 27

  • The final stage of the RA selection process is an individual interview with supervisors from various on-campus communities. Candidates invited back for individual interviews will receive an email to schedule an interview through the Handshake website.
  • Interviews will last approximately 30 minutes and follow a question and answer format, with the opportunity to ask questions at the end.
  • Interviews will be held Sunday, January 27, 2018.
  • Attendance at this event is mandatory.
  • Dress is business casual for individual interviews.

Step 6: Offers Made

  • Decision letters will be available to you by the end of February. All letters regardless of decision will be available at the same time.
  • If you would like to discuss your application and/or interview after the process, you may contact reslifejobs@lsu.edu to set up an appointment with the Associate Director for Staffing & Operations and/or selection chairperson.