Resident assistants (RA) are a crucial part of the Student Development Division and Office of Student Life. RAs commit themselves to creating a total educational environment in which all residents are encouraged to achieve their unique potential. In pursuing this goal, they have to assume many responsibilities. By having the opportunity to interact with students of diverse backgrounds, the individual student can broaden their awareness of both others and self, as well as gain valuable insight in learning to function as a member of a group. The RA positions require flexibility, adaptability, enthusiasm, and commitment as they are called upon to respond to changing needs and situations.
Now Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 positions! All students interested in positions for next academic year should apply! Applications available December 2nd (link is at the bottom of this page)
| Application Available
| Monday, December 2nd|
| Information Session 1
Maryland Hall 241
| Wednesday, December 4th 6pm|
| Information Session 2
Maryland Hall 241
| Monday, December 9th 7:30pm|
| Information Session 3
| Wednesday, January 15th 8pm|
| Information Session 4
Claver Multicultural Center
| Thursday, January 16th 4:00pm|
| Information Session 5
| Tuesday, January 21st 5:30pm|
| Applications Due
| Monday, January 27th 5:00pm|
| Required for all applicants*
|| Friday/Saturday, February 7-8|
| Decision Letters Available
Student Life Main Office
| Thursday, February 13th Noon|
| Acceptances Due
Student Life Main Office
| Monday, February 17th Noon|
*Specific times will be assigned to each candidate after the application deadline
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.
- Obtain sophomore status by the start of employment.
- Maintain full time student status while in the position
- Have been a student at Loyola for at least one full semester by the start of employment.
- 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 standing and conduct with the college.
Financial Aid Considerations
Your compensation package for your work as a staff member is considered as earned income, which means that 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 income such as loans, grants, and other types of aid. We urge you to contact a financial aid counselor to discuss how a staff position might impact your financial aid package before making the decision to apply.
APPLICATION FOR THE RESIDENT ASSISTANT POSITION FOR THE 2014-15 ACADEMIC YEAR
Directions for applicants:
- Read all information provided on the Resident Assistant page (this webpage). All applicants are asked to submit at least one reference. It is preferred that this person is from the Loyola University Maryland community; either staff, faculty, or administration. However, we do accept references from outside of Loyola University Maryland. You should ask an individual to write your reference EARLY. We have a set template for references to use. The reference form is available in the next section below and needs to be filled out by January 27, 2014 by 5:00 PM.
- The application is a web form that you need to fill out. The essay questions need to be submitted according to the directions you will find in the application. All application materials (cover letter & résumé, and essay questions) also need to be submitted by January 27, 2014 at 5:00PM. It is your responsibility to ensure that all materials have been received.
- While we encourage you to apply for multiple leadership positions on campus, please note that you cannot accept an RA position if you intend to accept a position as an Evergreen, CCSJ service coordinator, MAP Navigator or Campus Ministry Intern for the 2014-2015 academic year (or are currently holding one of those positions for Spring 2014 applicants).
- 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 trainings beginning on or after Saturday August 16, 2014. Candidates must have the flexibility in their schedule to attend all meetings and commitments of the position.
- Application- Resident Assistant Application After clicking on this link, Inside Loyola will pop-up. You need to login to access the form. If you login to browse the application, do not save it, press cancel once you have finished looking at it. Only save it when you fill out the entire form and are ready to submit.
All applicants must submit at least one reference. This reference must either be from the Loyola University Maryland community or someone outside of the Loyola community that an applicant has worked closely with; this could be either a high school teacher, coach, former employer, etc. Applicants may submit an additional reference if they prefer but should not submit more than two references. You should ask individuals to write references EARLY.
Resident Assistant Recommendation Form
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: Will Toffling, Assistant Director of Student Life for Campion Tower & RA Selection Committee Chair- firstname.lastname@example.org