Resident Assistants are integral members of the Residence Life & Housing team. Their primary goal is to support, create and maintain a thriving community in the residence halls.

To achieve this goal, RAs work as a team and serve as role models for other students.  Some of their key responsibilities are:

  • Community Development
  • Peer Advising
  • Educational Programming 
  • Safety/ Policy Confrontation

Being a RA provides students with the opportunity to develop valuable leadership and communication skills, shape Suffolk’s residential environment and make friendships that will last a lifetime.

RA Position Description [PDF]

Overview of the RA Application Process

Residence Life & Housing believes that the RA position is one of the most crucial student leadership positions within the University. Because of this, we ask that students complete a rigorous application process that includes submitting required materials and attending a group and individual interview.

Applications will be available via SU Connect beginning on Monday, November 3, 2014 and will be due on Monday, February 9, 2015 bu 5:00pm. The SU Connect application is available on the Residence Life & Housing (Department of) organization page under "Forms." This application includes essay questions and you must attach a cover letter and resume. Only electronic submissions via SU Connect will be accepted. Applicants must also submit two letters of recommendation and at least one letter of recommendation must be from a Suffolk faculty member or administrator. Applicants are required to attend an info session. Please see below for a complete list of info session dates, times and locations. 

For additional information, please refer to the RA Letter and Timeline.

RA Recommendation Form

Please contact Residence Life at 617-305-2500 x 0 or reslife@suffolk.edu if you have any questions.  

Date   Time  Location 
 Thursday, November 13, 2014  1:00pm  Amenities Room, First Floor, 73 Tremont
 Thursday, November 20, 2014 9:00am   Sawyer Conference Room (in the Sawyer Lounge)
 Monday, November 24, 2014 6:00pm    10 West Mezzanine
 Tuesday, December 2, 2014  1:00pm  International Student Lounge, Sixth Floor, 73 Tremont
 Sunday, December 7, 2014  1:00pm Basement Auditorium, 150 Tremon
 Thursday, January 22, 2015  9:00am  Office of Diversity Services, Archer 481
 Wednesday, January 28, 2015  5:00pm  Donahue 403
 Monday, February 2, 2015  5:00pm  Miller Hall Function Room
 Thursday, February 5, 2015  1:00pm  Amenities Room, First Floor, 73 Tremont