Resident Advisor Application
206 Stewart Stadium
Derrick McReynolds - Assistant Director for Residence Education
Please note, you may NOT hold another job while employed as a Resident Advisor, except
during times when school is not in session.
Please list your previous work experience, beginning with most recent.
Please list some activities, clubs, organizations, honoraries, offices and committees,
intramurals, volunteer and/or community service you have been involved with.
Is there any reason you would NOT be able to attend RA workshop held in August and
in Janurary prior to the beginning of each semester?
Please preference the college you would like to work/live in (with 1 being your first
Please note that Lee Clark, James H. Richmond and Elizabeth have higher price rates
than our other residence halls.
Briefly desribe the activities/experiences you have been involved with/had which will
aid in effectively performing the job of a Resident Advisor.
How would the RA position contribute to your own personal and professional growth?
Please list three things that, as a staff member, you would like to accomplish to
make the residential college an enjoyable, productive, rewarding place to live
From your personal perspective, what do you think are the three most important functions
of a Resident Advisor
What do you perceive to be the greatest challenge in the residential colleges, and
how would you approach this issue as an RA?
Pleae list thee activities, special interests, hobbies, etc., in which you have some
'expertise' with which you would be willing to share with college residents
The following statements are intended to cover primary guidelines of employment for
residence hall staff. They are NOT inclusive of all residence hall staff responsibilities.
1) Period of employment begins with residence hall staff training about 7-10days prior
to the first day of check-in in August until the date of closing the residence halls
in May. Staff are expected to be the last to leave and the first to return at all
major breaks during the academic year (Thanksgiving, Christmas Break, and Spring Break).
2) Staff members are expected to attend all staff training, staff meetings and development
3) Staff members are expected to remain registered, full-time students at MSU in good
standing with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or better AND earn a 2.5 GPA or better each term
of employment. Grades will be reviewed each semester by the Assistant Director for
4) Staff members are not permitted to hold another job, expect during break times.
5) Staff members are not permitted to hold a major office in an organization or rush/pledge
during their first semester of employment.
6) Any incidents filed with Public Saftey will be reviewed and taken into consideration.