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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 .



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RA Application Process


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

What: Residence Life will host sessions and several other programs to provide information about the Resident Assistant position.

When and Where: Sessions will be held early in the Spring semester.  Check back soon for more details.


Step 2:  The Application

What:  Applications are available on the Residence Life website.
When:  Applications will be available in January.

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 12, 2016 at 5:00PM

If you have any questions please contact Stephanie Collins at


Step 3:  Interview Time

What:  After turning in your completed application you will be assigned an interview time according to the dates/times you provided. 


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: TBD, mid-February

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. 

WhenInterviews will take place in mid-late February

Where: Office of Residence Life


 Step 6:  Notification

 What: You will be notified of your final status following the completion of our interviews.

 When:  Final notifications will be sent no later than Friday, March 18, 2016.


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