Overview of the RA and SRA Application Process

Residence Life & Housing believes that the Resident Assistant (RA) and Summer Resident Assistant (SRA) positions are one of the most crucial student leadership positions within the University. Because of this, we ask that students complete a rigorous application process that includes submitting required materials and attending a group and individual interview (individual interview only for SRA position.

RAs and SRAs are integral members of the Residence Life & Housing team. Their primary goal is to support, create and maintain a thriving community in the residence halls.

To achieve this goal, RAs work as a team and serve as role models for other students.  Some of their key responsibilities are:

  • Community Development
  • Peer Advising
  • Planning/Executing Educational Programming 
  • Safety/ Policy Confrontation

RA Position Description [PDF]

 

Applications will be available via SU Connect beginning on Monday, November 3, 2014 and will be due on Monday, February 9, 2015 by 5:00pm. The SU Connect application is available on the Residence Life & Housing (Department of) organization page under "Forms." This application includes essay questions and you must attach a cover letter and resume. Only electronic submissions via SU Connect will be accepted. Applicants must also submit two recommendation forms and at least one form must be from a Suffolk faculty member or administrator. Applicants are required to attend an info session. Please see below for a complete list of info session dates, times and locations. 

For additional information, please refer to the RA Letter and Timeline.

SRAs also work as team that includes our on campus partners in other offices within the University. They serve as role models for our high school and undergraduate summer guests participating in summer programs. Some of their key responsibilities are: 
  • Community Development
  • Peer Advising
  • Supporting Educational Programming 
  • Safety/ Policy Confrontation

Applications will be available via SU Connect beginning on Friday, January 30, 2015 and will be due on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by 5:00pm. The SU Connect application is available on the Residence Life & Housing (Department of) organization page under "Forms." This application includes essay questions and you must attach a cover letter and resume. Only electronic submissions via SU Connect will be accepted. Applicants must also submit two recommendation forms and at least one form must be from a Suffolk faculty member or administrator. Applicants are required to attend an info session. Please see below for a complete list of info session dates, times and locations. 

For additional information, please refer to the SRA Letter and Timeline.

RA/CA/SRA Recommendation Form

Please contact Residence Life at 617-305-2500 x 0 or reslife@suffolk.edu if you have any questions.

*The information session on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 will only cover info about the CA and SRA positions. It will not include information about the RA position.   

Date   Time  Location 
 Thursday, November 13, 2014  1:00pm  Amenities Room, First Floor, 73 Tremont
 Thursday, November 20, 2014  9:00am   Sawyer Conference Room (in the Sawyer Lounge)
 Monday, November 24, 2014  6:00pm    10 West Mezzanine
 Tuesday, December 2, 2014  1:00pm  International Student Lounge, Sixth Floor, 73 Tremont
 Sunday, December 7, 2014  1:00pm Basement Auditorium, 150 Tremont
 Thursday, January 22, 2015  9:00am  Office of Diversity Services, Archer 481
 Wednesday, January 28, 2015  5:00pm  Donahue 403 - Cancelled due to inclement weather
 Monday, February 2, 2015  5:00pm  Miller Hall Function Room - Cancelled due to inclement weather
 Thursday, February 5, 2015  1:00pm  Amenities Room, First Floor, 73 Tremont
 Sunday, February 8, 2015  7:00pm   Basement Auditorium, 150 Tremont
 Wednesday, February 18, 2015*  5:00pm  Basement Auditorium, 150 Tremont

If you are not able to attend an information session, please watch the video to learn more about the positions.