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Resident Assistant


Resident Assistants (RAs) are student peer leaders responsible for learning communities in university housing here at Eastern Illinois University. The RA position provides real-life experiences in working with and helping other people, conflict resolution, team building and many others. The position is a premiere leadership experience and one of the most challenging and fulfilling student leadership opportunities at EIU.

RAs are compassionate, responsible, fun, and out-going student leaders who create a welcoming environment and serves as a resource to their residents. The RA position is more than just a job; it is a leadership journey that offers infinite opportunities for one’s success and development at EIU and beyond. See what our current Resident Assistant are saying.  

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Job Description 

Applications will be available online October 29th.

Applicants must log into eRezLife using their EIU NetID and password.  We also recommend that applicants add eRezLife Software System ( to their contacts in order to receive communications regarding the Resident Assistant position. 

Qualifications for the position

  • Should be a full-time EIU student (registered for 12 credit hours or more) in the spring semester. If hired, the student will be a full-time EIU student during their term of employment. (Note: Lakeland College of Nursing students are not eligible.)
  • Should have 24 credit hours by the start of NEXT fall semester.
  • Should have a cumulative GPA 2.25 or higher when grades are posted at the end of this fall semester, and if hired, for the term of employment the student must maintain the department's minimum GPA requirement. (NOTE: Applicants with GPA's of 2.25 or lower when fall grades are posted will not be considered for employment.)
  • Lived in University Housing for two semesters prior to my term of employment.
  • Should be in good judicial standing with the university.

Timeline for the Resident Assistant Hiring Process

Date Event Location/Time
Oct 16 RA Application Opens  
Nov 7, 2019  RA Informational Meetings  Thomas Hall Classroom  at 8pm
Nov 13, 2019 RA Informational Meetings  Stevenson Hall Lobby at 8pm
Nov 17, 2019 RA Informational Meetings 
 Taylor Hall Classroom at 7pm
Dec 3, 2019 RA Informational Meetings   Pemberton Hall Great Room at 8pm
Jan 17, 2020 RA Applications Due  
In-Hall Interviews  TBA
TBA Departmental Interviews  TBA 
TBA RA Letters emailed through eRezLife   
TBA  RA Workshops (Sunday Track)  TBA
TBA RA Workshops (Monday Track)  TBA

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Contact Information

Housing & Dining Services

MLK Jr., University Union,
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-6489

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