Resident Assistant

Want to become an RA?

To apply to become an RA at Colorado State University, students need to meet the following requirements:

Resident Assistant (RA)•Good standing (2.0 undergraduate)

•Eligible to work in U.S. up to 20 hours/week

•No current conduct cases

•Student working toward graduation

•At least 15 credits at time of application

•2.5 GPA (undergraduate)

•Experience working with diverse individuals

•Two semesters of on-campus living by employment start date


POSITION:View Complete Resident Assistant (RA) Job Description
POSITION SUMMARY:The Resident Assistant (RA) is a critical live-in student staff position that is responsible for assisting residence hall students individually and in groups. The RA’s primary role is to facilitate the creation of a positive residence hall environment which supports students’ transition, academic, and personal success. For this environment to develop, RAs engage residents in campus resources, conduct intentional conversations, and uphold University policies.
  • What is required of my references?

    After you list your references on your application, they are sent a brief set of questions to answer regarding their perception of your work ethic, strengths, and areas of growth. A formal letter of reference is not required of them. References are very helpful in our hiring process, but we don’t penalize applicants if references do not submit the form by the deadline.
  • Can I stay over breaks as an RA?

    Yes. RAs hired for halls that will be open for Breaks are expected to provide duty coverage for residents who register to stay. Additional compensation is provided for Break Duty coverage. If RAs from other buildings are needed to cover Break Duty, RAs in open halls are expected to make their room and keys available for the duty RA to have a place to stay and access duty resources.