The RA Corner
Are you thinking about becoming a resident advisor (RA) next year? Apply online at apu.joinhandshake.com and search for the job posting titled, "Resident Advisor." Applications are due by 5 p.m., January 25, 2019.
What Does an RA Do?
The resident advisor internship is designed to provide a living and learning experience for the student who desires to grow in a unique manner. The RA experience offers students a hands-on program that combines both intensive training and practical experience in the areas of interpersonal relations, counseling referral, handling confrontation, personal development, activities programming, and administrative responsibilities. The resident advisor serves as a representative of the university and is therefore expected to practice the utmost in Christian commitment, character, and integrity with residents, faculty, staff, administration, and the outside community.
While the RA experience is primarily for educational purposes, it is also a student leadership position with certain expectations and requirements. The following list describes the expectations and requirements of the position. Students chosen for the RA experience, and who accept this responsibility, are expected to commit wholeheartedly in each of these areas.
- Time commitment: 20+ hours a week
- Have and maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
- Adhere to the Student Leadership Covenant
- Refrain from the use of alcohol and tobacco throughout their appointment
- On/off campus employment/volunteer work is to be kept to a maximum of 15 hours/week.
- Academic enrollment is to be kept to a maximum of 18 units per semester.
If you have any questions, please contact Megan Brooks, assistant director of residence life, at firstname.lastname@example.org.