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Join the RA Team for the 2018-2019 Academic Year!

RAs on bench outside of FACWould you like to join the magical community of RAs? Do you want to represent students living on campus, build your resume and gain transferrable skills? Consider applying to become an RA for 2018-2019!

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Please e-mail the RA Recruitment Committee Chair Leota Wilson (lewilson1@loyola.edu) and she can assist you with any questions you might have.

Directions for applying to be an RA for the 2018-2019 Academic Year (mid-August start date):

  • Read all about the RA position in the RA Job Description.
  • Schedule a meeting with a member of Financial Aid to discuss how accepting the Resident Assistant position will affect your total financial aid package.
  • Prepare a .pdf version of your resume.  (If you need any assistance in drafting a resume or cover letter, The Career Center is available for tips and consultation.)
  • Prepare a video that does not exceed 2 minutes answering the following prompt: Please speak about a part of your identity that you value most (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ability)
  • Prepare a .pdf version of your short essay response to the following prompt. Responses to this question should be typed in 12 point font, 1" margins, double spaced, and no more than 2 pages in length:
    • Discuss three skills that you think would be most relevant to your RA position, and some instances in which you have applied these skills. What skills would you like to further develop as an RA?

    Complete this online application and attach your resume, essay response, and introduction video when prompted by December 11, 2017. 


    RAs serve as catalysts in developing a sense of community on the floor and residential area while working with the concerns of an individual or group of students. The RA must have good judgment, strength of character, a strong sense of responsibility, and sensitivity to an understanding the needs of a diverse group of individuals. As well as:

    • Have a minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA), both cumulative and the semester prior to applying.
    • Have lived on campus for at least two semesters OR obtained sophomore status by the start of employment (Note: Transfer students who have sophomore or above status must have also completed one full semester at Loyola by the start of employment.)
    • Maintain full time student status while in the position
    • Satisfactorily complete and submit the application by the stated deadlines.
    • Complete the selection process as scheduled and/or requested to do so.
    • Be in good financial and conduct standing with the University.
    • Training is a requirement of the RA position. Candidates should consider any academic, extracurricular or work responsibilities that could hinder attendance and full participation at required training beginning on or after August 15, 2018. Candidates must have the flexibility in their schedule to attend all meetings and commitments of the position.

    Financial Aid Considerations

     New RAs receive a full room grant of approximately $11,030 for the entire academic year. In addition, they receive approximately $2,200 to offset the cost of their board plan. All RAs also receive approximately $400 ($200/semester) to offset the $700 comprehensive fee charged each semester by the University.  Because benefits of the position are allocated in the form of a grant, there are implications in terms of financial aid. If you receive financial aid, this is considered as part of your financial aid package and could affect other sources of aid such as loans, grants, workstudy, etc. We urge you to contact a financial aid counselor to discuss how an RA position might affect your financial aid package before making the decision to apply. 

    Loyola University Maryland welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to its educational mission. Loyola is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, seeking applications from underrepresented groups.  

    Further questions or concerns can be directed to: Leota Wilson - lewilson1@loyola.edu

    Several RAs visiting ALANA Student Services