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Apply to be a RA

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 .

Information Sessions* will be held in BSC 258:
Monday, Jan. 20, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6 p.m.

*Interested students only need to attend one

RA Application Process

Step 1: The Application

What: Print and complete an Application and Reference Form.
When: Monday, Jan. 13 – Friday, Feb. 10, 2014.
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 Feb. 10, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Upon turning your completed application, you will sign up for an interview time slot.

Step 2: 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.
When: Monday, Jan. 13 – Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. The Office of Residence Life is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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 3: Interview with Residence Life Staff

What: Applicants will spend roughly 30 minutes in an interview. Four Residence Life staff members will ask you questions about the position and your leadership skills.
When: Monday, Feb. 17 – Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 in the location indicated on the sign-up schedule.
Your Responsibility: Please make sure you arrive at your interview on time and be ready to put your best foot forward! Should you need to reschedule your interview, please contact Reka Berenyi in Residence Life as soon as possible. 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 will also have an Interview with the LLC Faculty/Staff Monday, Feb. 24 – Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. The LLC Faculty/Staff will contact you in order to schedule a date/time.

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, Feb. 23, 2014
Your Responsibility: Please make sure you arrive at Group Process on time and be ready to put your best foot forward! If you cannot make Group Process, please contact Reka Berenyi in Residence Life as soon as possible.

Step 5: 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 Monday, Mar. 10, 2014


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