Overview of the Resident Assistant Application Process

Residence Life & Housing believes that the Resident Assistant (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 process interview and individual interview.

RAs 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
  • Planning/Executing Educational Programming 
  • Safety/ Policy Confrontation

RA Position Description*[PDF]

*Please note that the dates included in the RA Position Description are tentative and may change after the University finalizes the 2017-2018 academic calendar. 

 Applications are currently available via SU Connect and will be due on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 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 an up-to-date cover letter and resume. Only electronic submissions via SU Connect will be accepted. Applicants must also submit two recommendation forms. At least one form must be from a Suffolk faculty member or administrator. Applicants are required to attend one info session. Please see below for a complete list of info session dates, times and locations. 

RA Recommendation Form

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

*Please note that the dates included in the RA Letter and Timeline are tentative and may change after the University finalizes the 2017-2018 academic calendar. 

Date   Time  Location 
 Thursday, November 17, 2016  12:30pm  Sawyer 1121
 Sunday, November 20, 2016  7:00pm   Miller Function Room
 Tuesday, November 29, 2016  7:00pm   10 West Mezzanine
 Friday, December 2, 2016  3:00pm  Sawyer 1108
 Tuesday, January 17, 2016  12:30pm  Sawyer 1108

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