Are you ready to be part of a team that works to positively impact KSU’s residential student experience?

Resident Assistants (RAs) develop leadership skills while creating a safe, fun and vibrant community for their residents. The RA role will enable you to learn valuable skills that future employers are looking for including problem solving, adaptability, teamwork & interpersonal communication all while you create memories during your time living on campus.

Candidate Requirements

  • Attend an information session (dates and times listed below)
  • Enrollment: Must be enrolled as a full-time KSU student registered for no less than 12 (undergraduate) or 9 (graduate) hours for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024
  • Must have completed at least one semester of enrollment at KSU by start date
  • GPA: Must maintain a 2.5 KSU cumulative and term GPA at the time of appointment and throughout the term of employment
  • Student Conduct: Must be in good conduct standing at the time of appointment and throughout the term of employment
  • RAs will be subject to a criminal background screening conducted by KSU’s Human Resources, which they must complete successfully
  • Resident Assistants are required to sign a License Agreement and pay the Housing activity fee to live in on-campus housing

Position Description

Resident Assistants are student leaders within the Department of Housing and Residence Life. An RA's primary responsibility is to get to know their residents on a one-on-one basis and provide their skills and expertise to make living on campus a great experience for KSU students. 

RAs help their residents learn:

  • About their identity
  • Independence skills
  • How to build relationships
  • How to be inclusive

A great RA is a problem solver, campus resource, roommate mediator and one of your first friends when you move on campus. In addition, RAs are also expected to:

  • Be student leaders within Housing and Residence Life
  • Support Housing and Residence Life and campus-wide events 
  • Host individual programs
  • Serve as the first level to Housing’s On-Call (Emergency Response) structure
  • Complete administrative tasks throughout the year 

Please review the 2023–2024 RA Agreement for a full look into what the Resident Assistant Position entails. 

Frame your future as a Resident Assistant

2022-23 Resident Assistants

I applied to be an RA because I enjoy helping others and giving them the resources they need to be successful. This job also helps me strengthen my skills in leadership and management. My favorite part about being an RA is talking with my residents, learning new things about them and knowing I am being a good resource for them



I applied to be a Resident Assistant because of the influence my junior year RA, Brandon, had on me. My favorite part about being an RA is the opportunity I have to be a mentor and coach in a similar fashion.



I applied to be an RA because as a resident my RAs are what made living on campus feel like home. My favorite part of being an RA is being able to create events that residents can come to and meet new people. I enjoy seeing them meet other residents and find their "clique" because that's what I wanted when I was a resident.



Information Sessions

Students must attend an information session in order to be eligible to become an RA.

Date Time Location
Friday, November 18 6:00 PM Click here to join the Virtual Session
Monday, November 28 5:30 PM Click here to join the Virtual Session


2022-23 RA Application Timeline and Process

If you wish to apply, please do so between Friday, September 30, and Monday, November 28.

After applying for the position, HRL staff will review your application and communicate your interview status no later than December 23, 2022. Candidates continuing to interviews must be available for group interviews the week of January 16, 2023, as well as individual interviews the week of January 23, 2023. You must have attended one of the information sessions listed above to be considered for an RA position.

How to Apply

  1. Log in to the eRezLife Portal using your KSU e-mail and password
  2. Under "Applications and Forms" on the left side of the page, look for the "Jobs" section
  3. Go to job postings, and select 2023-2024 Resident Assistant
  4. Complete the application and submit
Community Assistants (Senior RAs) and Community Coordinators

RA Orientation


The answers for many of your questions about the RA position can be found on this website or during the information session. If you have any additional questions, please email

  • No. Unfortunately, we have a tight turnaround for our application process. Any application that is incomplete or missing any required materials will not move forward. 
  • HRL staff will complete grade and conduct checks at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Failing to meet job requirements will result in removal from the selection process.
  • Each new candidate must apply for the RA position on eRezLife. Candidates must also attend one info session and satisfy our conduct screenings, grade screenings, Title IX screening, and any other screening conducted by HRL. Each candidate needs to complete at least one semester at KSU prior to starting their RA role.
  • No. HRL staff will select your room during our recruitment process. Rooms are chosen based on candidate interviews and needs of each community. 
  • No. RA placements will only change if there is a shift in community needs. Students are recommended to learn about all of our communities to get a better understanding of each community’s needs. 
  • HRL will host information session that all candidates are required to attend. If you want to learn more about the role, look for our RA Street Team around campus or connect with a current RA. For specific application questions, please email