The Resident Assistant (RA) serves as a member of the Carroll University Residence Life and Housing Staff and is appointed for a full academic year. The RA has a general responsibility for the entire Residence Life and Housing program with specific emphasis being given to the students in their community/floor. The RA is a full-time student and must be enrolled in at least 12 credits while in the position. Since the RA position is reserved for those who can maintain a satisfactory level of scholastic achievement and still fulfill the responsibilities of the position, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required of all applicants. This minimum GPA must be maintained during the tenure of the position.
The RA position is a 29-hour/week responsibility, including overnight on call rotations and weekend on call rotations. Due to the Affordable Care Act, RAs will not be eligible for other on-campus paid employment positions.
The RA position begins prior to Fall semester, continues through the end of each semester and during periods in which the University is in session. All training sessions and break period closings throughout the year are mandatory; RAs will need to work during some break periods. All RAs must be available to return to campus approximately two weeks prior to the fall semester and be able to complete online training lessons during the summer.
A RA is expected to give priority to this position over all other areas of activity with the exception of academic work. International students have additional requirements regarding employment and should discuss those requirements with the International Education Office.
Applicants will not be considered for first year RAs if they have/anticipate significant academic requirements. Specifically, the Office of Residence Life and Housing will not consider applicants who will be student teaching, completing a nursing practicum or other significant internship/practicum.
Look out for the Resident Assistant application towards the end of October!