Loyola University Maryland

Student Life

Join the RA team!

Applications for the 2020 - 2021 Academic Year are Open Now! Please see below for how to apply!

Returning RA Application Process (Returning RAs Only)

  • Complete the following steps to submit your application:

    1. Submit your resume and cover letter via Handshake. Be sure to answer the following questions in your cover letter:
      1. How has being an RA impacted your Loyola experience?
      2. Talk about a challenge you have faced as an RA and what advice you would give to a new RA in a similar situation.
    2. Go to Big Interview and enter the assignment code: 6d961d
      1. This is where you will record your video answer to the question “What have you learned or what skills have acquired as an RA?” This video should be at least 2 minutes long, but no longer than 5 minutes.
    3. Fill out this RA Information Questionnaire

NEW RA Application Process

Complete the following steps to submit your application:

  1. Submit your resume and cover letter via Handshake. Be sure to answer the following questions in your cover letter:
    1. What experiences have you had that would help you be successful in this role?
    2. What impact do you want to have on the Loyola residential community?
  2. Go to Big Interview and enter the assignment code: ee4215
    1. This is where you will record your video answer to the question “What does being an RA mean to you?” This video should be at least 2 minutes long, but no longer than 5 minutes.
  3. Fill out this RA Information Questionnaire

Qualifications

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.  In addition:

  • Have a minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA), both cumulative and the semester prior to applying.
  • Have obtained sophomore status 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 academic, 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 annually in mid-August. 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, work study, 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: SLjobs@loyola.edu

Several RAs visiting ALANA Student Services