Resident Assistant InformationResident Assistants are undergraduate or graduate students that live in Quinnipiac-owned residential areas. RAs are the driving force behind building a community in the residential areas. It is a unique leadership position that teaches conflict resolution, time management, relationship-building and peer accountability. RAs assist undergraduate students with roommate conflicts, academic resources, relationship issues, education programming opportunities and other issues that arise in the life of a college student.
- Maintain a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative grade point average
- Must have one year of university housing experience that includes one semester at Quinnipiac at start of position
- Maintain full-time enrollment in a matriculated degree-seeking program
- Maintain good conduct standing with the University
Mid-year Selection Information Sessions
This process is for students seeking employment as a Resident Assistant beginning in the spring semester. Students who are studying abroad in the spring and would like to apply for a position beginning in the fall are invited to apply at this time. The selection process consists of a written application, an individual interview and a group interview. Any student interested in applying must attend an information session. See MyQ for a schedule of upcoming sessions (Qu login and password required).
How many positions are available?
It depends. Every year there are different reasons for RAs not returning to the position. Most RAs leave the position because of graduation or a study abroad opportunity. We will not know until early March how many RAs will be rehired. This determines the number of positions for new RAs.
What if I prefer to work with specific area?
It is common for RA applicants to feel this way. If you are not asked about your placement preference during the process, explain your preference at the end of your interview along with your reasoning. The Department of Residential Life attempts to match the candidate's wishes while also meeting the needs of the department.
Are room and board fees covered?
The position fully covers the cost of the University meal plan and the room cost of living in your assigned residence hall or off-campus property. RAs who are placed in areas with kitchens are provided a stipend in place of the meal plan. Please keep in mind that every student, RAs included, are responsible for submitting a $500 housing deposit prior to the housing lottery.
What is the "group process" part of the application process and how do I prepare for it?
The group process is a series of activities in which you will participate with other candidates. These activities may be based on decision-making, teamwork and demonstrating leadership style. The best way to prepare for it is not to prepare. Go in with a positive attitude, don't be nervous and be yourself.
How time-consuming is the position?
A Resident Assistant is expected to be an RA 24/7. Time commitment is a significant aspect to the RA position; it includes responsibilities such as duty, programming, paperwork, meetings and more.
How many RAs are there on a staff?
Staffs are divided among the following areas: Commons, Ledges, Irma/Dana, Suites (Perlroth, Troup and Larson), Mountainview, Hill/Complex, Village, Off-Campus Properties and York Hill. Some areas are larger than others, resulting in a range from seven to 12 Resident Assistants on each staff.
If I get chosen to be an RA, am I able to pick my roommates?
Yes, you have the ability to choose who you can live with if they are eligible to live in Quinnipiac-owned property and you are assigned to a designated double room. Each RA and his/her roommate will be required to fill out the roommate contract as well as the RA roommate contract addendum.
How do I apply?
Every semester the Department of Residential Life offers information sessions to promote open positions to become an RA. These sessions describe the entire process from application to interviews.
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