Storrs Resident Assistant (RA) Information

 
 

Role of the RA

 
 

RA Position Description

2019-2020 Resident Assistant Position Description

2020-2021 Position Description coming soon!

RA Position Requirements

  • All candidates must meet the following requirements:
    • Be living on campus at Stamford or Storrs for fall 2019.
    • Have sophomore academic standing by the fall 2020 semester.
    • Continue to be eligible to live on-campus (must complete the online housing application by the January 20, 2020 due date).
    • If applicable, complete and submit the campus change application by the stated due date.
    • Have a 2.50 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) when grades are checked at the end of the fall 2019 semester.
    • Be a member of the community in good standing: cannot be on University Probation (not academic-related). Any other findings of responsibility/being in violation will be reviewed and may make the candidate ineligible to continue in the process; especially if the incident(s) occurred during the fall 2019 semester.

    Candidates who are interested in Learning Communities (LCs), Honors, or Special Interest Communities (Gender Inclusive, Husky Village, and Veterans) will also need to meet the criteria noted below.

    • Must have successfully completed the first-round interview.
    • Priority consideration is also given to those candidates who have already lived in the community as a student.
    • Information about requirements and criteria

SRA Position Description

Senior Resident Assistant Position Description

2020-2021 Position Description coming soon!

SRA Position Requirements

All candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a current RA on the Stamford or Storrs campus. Current RAs at Stamford applying for campus change to Storrs must meet all campus-change deadlines; including housing, if they wish to apply to be a Storrs SRA.
  • Have a minimum of 2 complete semesters as an RA.
  • Continue to be eligible to live on-campus (must complete the online housing application by the January 20, 2020 due date).
  • If applicable, complete and submit the campus change application by the stated due date.
  • Have a 2.50 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) when grades are checked at the end of the fall 2019 semester.
  • Have an overall rating of 'very good' on their performance evaluation.

Be in good standing with the RA Performance Process; cannot be on Employment Probation at the time of application. Must remain in good standing throughout the process.

RA & SRA Position Benefits

Position Compensation:

  • RAs will receive a housing waiver for their RA room. The waiver is not an exact match for the RA’s assignment. Instead, it is an average of all room rates.
  • RAs will also receive a cash stipend of $4,160.00 for the academic year. The stipend is paid out biweekly.
  • The SRA* cash stipend is $6,000.00 for the academic year, and is also paid out biweekly.
  • RAs who are on-duty during break periods will be paid separately for the actual days worked.
  • Tuition and fees are not waived.

*SRAs are selected from within the current RA group.

Position Benefits: (These are only some of the benefits!)

  • Multi-faceted leadership skills
  • Experience working with people from differing backgrounds; understanding the need to be open to those whose identities may be different than one’s own
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Crisis management experience
  • Understanding the nature of working in/on teams.
  • Relationship-building skills, as well as helping others build relationships

The Residential Learning Model (RLM)

The Residential Learning Model, also known as the RLM, is an intentional way of promoting learning in college and university residence life programs. It is a very specific approach to structuring learning outcomes.

The philosophy of the RLM maintains that programming is only one way to connect and engage students.

Our primary goal is to ensure that we are helping our students connect to UConn, to other students, staff, and campus resources. Additionally, we want them to be engaged in the campus community.

The Department of Residential Life believes that end result of students living on campus, being connected and engaged will be that our students will grow personally, interpersonally, and intellectually. RAs play a major role with their residents in achieving these goals with their residents.

 
 

RAs by the Numbers

 
 

 
 

Candidate Information

 
 

The fall 2020/spring 2021 application is now closed.

 
 

Candidate Qualifications and Screening Criteria

 
 

Position Summary

The Resident Assistant (RA) is a peer educator who facilitates the personal, interpersonal, and intellectual growth of students. The RA plays a key role in developing an inclusive living community that fosters diverse learning. A Resident Assistant is always conscientious, honest, courteous, and professional. The RA respects persons of all backgrounds, including but not limited to abilities, age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and spirituality. A Resident Assistant is an outstanding role model for other students and is knowledgeable of, enforces, and personally abides by all university policies and procedures, as well as federal and state laws. The Resident Assistant position requires approximately 20 hours per week. The Resident Assistant meaningfully contributes to the mission and goals of the University of Connecticut and Department of Residential Life. The Resident Assistant is responsible for an area of approximately 30-75 resident students on average. The specific scope of responsibilities varies depending on the assignment. The RA is a member of a staff team and is directly supervised by a Residence Hall Director, or Assistant Residence Hall Director.

Position Qualifications

Qualified applicants for the Resident Assistant position will show evidence of:

  1. An understanding of the needs of and interest in working with resident students.
  2. An understanding of, sensitivity to, and desire to live and work with a diverse student population.
  3. A desire to serve as a resource and provide assistance to students.
  4. Experience communicating and building relationships one-on-one and with groups.
  5. A desire and ability to work as part of a highly functioning team.
  6. Personal, interpersonal, and intellectual growth that has prepared the candidate for the competencies and responsibilities of this position.

Position Screening Criteria

Qualified applicants will be screened on these criteria:

  1. Live on-campus during the semester of application, be eligible for on-campus housing, and submit the appropriate On-Campus Housing application. Students returning from a University-Sponsored Off-Campus program are eligible to apply for the semester immediately following their return provided that they have lived on campus fewer than 8 semesters and were guaranteed housing for the semester they participated in the off-campus program.
  2. Earn at least sophomore status at the time of employment and will be a full-time, degree-seeking student enrolled at the Storrs or Stamford Campus during the time of employment.
  3. Maintain a 2.50 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) at the time of application, and throughout the process. Incomplete/missing grades must be completed by the date on the University’s Academic Calendar for Fall 2020. Students on Scholastic Probation/Subject to Dismissal may be ineligible to continue in the process.
  4. Uphold the university’s Responsibilities of Community Life: The Student Code and the On-Campus Housing Contract. All students with a student conduct history will be subject to review. Students who are on University Probation at during the semesters of application review or interviews are not eligible to interview. Students who were found responsible for any incidents in the current academic year or during the application and interviewing process will not be eligible to interview or continue on in the process.
  5. Be available for fall 2020 and spring 2021