Resident Assistant Application Information

How to become an IUP 2022–23 Resident Assistant

  1. Attend an RA Interest Session
  2. Sign up for your RA Seminar
    • Sign-ups for RA Seminar will be posted here soon.
  3. Submit an RA Employment Application
    • The RA Employment application for 2022-23 will be posted here soon.

After receiving your application, the selection committee will be in touch with next steps.

Fall 2021 RA Interest Sessions

Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. in Northern 116

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. in Ruddock G12

Wednesday, December 1, at 8:00 p.m. in Stephenson G41

What is an RA Seminar?

RA Seminar, formally known as RA Placement Process (RAPP) is a three-week seminar where candidates are grouped together to solve problems, learn about the position, and share ideas and values with their section.  ​Candidates will meet once a week over the three weeks with their group, including a member of the selection committee. In the seminar, candidates will complete tasks that assess their communication, professionalism, and teamwork. Candidates will also complete a 30-minute individual interview with members of the selection meeting during their seminar. To complete the RA Seminar, candidates will also complete three short take-home assignments. More information regarding RA Seminar and take-home assignments will be posted soon.

This year’s take-home assignments

  1. Complete a duty round with an RA and writing a short reflection​
  2. Create a 8.5x11 "Hire me" poster explaining your skills, experiences, interests and what makes you a good fit to be an RA? Creativity is encouraged!​
  3. Complete Engaging Residents Activity – Using a given object to develop a creative way to reach out and get to know residents and create an advertisement for it.​

Resident Assistant eligibility requirements

To serve as an RA, you must:

  • Have a 2.5 GPA at the time of hire
  • Have earned a total of 24 credits by the start of academic year
  • Be in good judicial standing with the university at the time of hire (not on probation or warning)
  • Maintain RA responsibilities (approximately 20 hours/week) second only to academic responsibilities, if hired