Loyola University Maryland

Student Life

Join the RA team!

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Join the RA Team!

RAs on bench outside of FAC

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.

Click the link below for the Spring 2016 RA Applications.

Deadlines for applying to be an RA for Spring 2016

  • Applications, resume, cover letter, and essays due by November 2nd at 8am.
  • Resume, cover letter, and essay must be submitted via email to studentlife@loyola.edu, subject: (Name) RA Application.  The files need to be in PDF format.
    • Complete application must be submitted prior to emailing your resume,cover letter, essay questions.


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 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.

Read all about the RA position in the RA Job Description .

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.


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: Jessica Boor, Assistant Director of Gardens- jkboor@loyola.edu

Several RAs visiting ALANA Student Services