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Eastern Illinois University

EIU Department of Housing


The Position:

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 outgoing student leaders who create a welcoming environment and serve 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.

Resident Assistant Job Description





Applications will be screened as they are received.  Applications will be available on October 30, 2023 and the preferred deadline to submit is January 19, 2024.

Applicants must log in to 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. 


Hiring Process Timeline

Date Event Location/Time
Oct 30 RA Application Opens  
Nov 13 RA Information Meetings Thomas Hall Lobby  / 7 pm
Nov 14 RA Information Meetings Stevenson Hall Lobby / 7 pm
Dec 6 RA Information Meetings Taylor Hall Lobby / 7 pm
Jan 19, 2024 RA Applications Due Preferred Deadline
Feb 8-15, 2024      Departmental Interviews  
TBA RA Letters emailed through eRezLife   
April RA Workshops  TBA


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