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Resident Assistant

RESIDENT ASSISTANT APPLICATION

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 30th.

Applicants must log into eRezLife using their EIU NetID and password.  We also recommend that applicants add eRezLife Software System (noreply@erezlife.com) 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
Nov. 9 RA Informational Meetings TBA 
Nov. 14 RA Informational Meetings TBA
Nov. 29 RA Informational Meetings 
TBA
Dec. 4 RA Informational Meetings  TBA
Jan. 10 RA Applications Due  Due by 4:30pm
Jan. 24-29 In-Hall Interviews  TBA
Feb. 7-9, 13-15 Departmental Interviews Lawson Hall, Basement, TBA 
March 2 RA Letters emailed through eRez   
April 8, 15, 22 RA Workshops (Sunday Track)  TBA
April 9,16, 23 RA Workshops (Monday Track)  TBA
 

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