Resident Assistant Application Information

  • RA Interest Sessions

    • Tuesday, November 12, at 7:00 p.m. in G98 Wallwork
    • Wednesday, November 20, at 8:00 p.m. in G98 Wallwork
    • Thursday, December 5, at 8:00 p.m. in the Susquehenna Room in the HUB
    • Thursday, January 30, at 9:00 p.m. in G98 Wallwork


    The Residential Assistant (RA) is instrumental in creating engaging, safe, and positive communities in our residence halls. RAs are tasked with being peer mentors to their residents and assist with several types of scenarios in our residence halls. Check out one of our interest sessions below to learn more!


    In order to be eligible for a RA position you must:

    • Have lived on campus for one academic year (two semesters) by the 2019–20 school year
    • Be an IUP student for the entire 2019–20 school year 
    • Be in good judicial standing with the university
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5
    • Be able to devote 20 hours a week to the position
    • You must attend and complete summer training (begin date in the middle of August).

    Your Timeline

    Details coming soon

    • Attend an interest session (dates, times, and locations above)
    • Fill out an electronic survey (emailed out after the interest session)
    • Attend your 3 Resident Assistant Placement Process (RAPP) sessions!

      For any questions please email Julene Pinto-Dyczewski ( or Zack Neil (


    What are you looking for in a RA?

    Someone who is unapologetically themselves who has a real passion for helping others.

    How many RAs do you hire each year?

    It depends on the year. We strive to have our CA numbers mirror the occupancy for that upcoming academic year.

    Do you take into account if we are in Residence Hall Council or an office worker?

    Certainly! We look at your entire application, and we take into consideration any type of leadership experience you have.

    Wait, what is RAPP?

    The RA Placement Process is a three-week group interview in which participants work with each other to show their critical thinking skills, ability to work as a team, and creative problem solving

    When will I hear back about my applications, interview, or participation in RAPP?

    As soon as possible. Please be patient, as we are reading several documents each from multiple applicants.

    Do you take community preferences into account when placing RAs?

    Yes, though it is one of many factors when determining who goes to which staff.

    Do I need a reference?

    Nope! We do not need names for references due to the high volume of applicants.