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Living on campus at Elizabethtown College offers students a place to live, grow, and be a part of a community. Resident Assistants (RAs), trained upperclassmen students, are the cornerstone of our residential communities. These student leaders not only help create vibrant floor communities but also offer a listening ear to their residents.  

We select RAs for the upcoming academic year each March. Students interested in the position submit an application and complete an individual and group interview experience. The RA position is a significant one, and you may have many questions about it. Read over the RA position description, attend an information session or view FAQs for more information .


RA Application Process


Step 1: Attend an informational session and other programs hosted by the RA Selection Committee

What: Residence Life will host four informational sessions and several other programs to advertise the Resident Assistant position.

When and Where:
RA Selection photobooth program – January 14th, 5-7pm Blue Bean
RA Selection “Bling Your Own Hat” program – January 15th, 5-7pm Blue Bean
Informational Sessions – January 19th – 22nd, 6-7pm BSC 200 (You only need to attend ONE, but are welcome to all!)


Step 2:  The Application

What:  Applications are available on the Residence Life website.
WhenJanuary 1 – February 10, 2015.

Your Responsibility:  Complete the application, thoroughly and without error.  Be sure to have all aspects of the application completed, as incomplete applications will not be considered Once you have completed the application you must turn it in to Residence Life by no later than February 10, 2015 at 5:00PM.  Upon turning in completed application, you will sign up for an interview time slot.


Step 3:  Sign Up for an Interview

What:  Upon returning your completed application, you will then need to sign up for an interview time slot in Residence Life

:  January 12 – February 10, 2015.  The Office of Residence Life is open Monday-Friday, 8:30AM – 5:00PM.

Your Responsibility:  Sign up for an interview time!  A schedule will be located at the student assistant desk.  Please remember the date and time you signed up for, as you will not receive a reminder. 


Step 4:  Group Process

What: Applicants will spend an afternoon participating in small group activities. Their interactions will be assessed by Residence Life Professional staff as well as current Resident Assistants.

When: Sunday February 15, 2015 @ 5pm

Your Responsibility:  Please make sure you arrive at Group Process on time and be ready to put your best foot forward! 


Step 5:  Interview with Residence Life Staff

What:  Applicants will spend roughly 15-20 minutes in an interview.  A small group of Residence Life staff members will ask you questions about the position and your leadership skills. 

WhenMonday February 16 – Friday February 21, 2015

Where: Office of Residence Life

Your Responsibility:  Please make sure you arrive at your interview on time and be ready to put your best foot forward!  Failure to arrive at your interview on time, or not at all, will result in your inability to continue in the selection process.

*NOTE: If you marked in your application an interest in a Living Learning Community, you may also have an Interview with the LLC Faculty/Staff Monday February 23 – Friday February 27, 2015. The LLC Faculty/Staff will contact you in order to schedule a date/time.


 Step 6:  Notification

 What: We will send you one of three letters via email:

 1) A congratulations letter offering you a position in a specific building.

 2) An alternate letter explaining that while we consider you a hire-able candidate we are not offering you employment at this time.  If you receive this letter, we will place you in an alternate pool and keep you on file for consideration if more positions become available.

3) A letter thanking you for your time and interest in the position. 

When:  By no later than March 13, 2015


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