Overview of the Resident Assistant Application Process

Residence Life & Housing believes that the Resident Assistant (RA) position is 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 process interview and individual interview.

RAs 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]

*Please note that the dates included in the RA Position Description are tentative and may change after the University finalizes the 2018-2019 academic calendar. 

Applications are currently available via SU Connect and will be due on Monday, January 29th 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 an up-to-date cover letter and resume. Only electronic submissions via SU Connect will be accepted. Applicants must also submit two recommendation forms. At least one form must be from a Suffolk faculty member or administrator. Applicants are required to attend one info session. Please see below for a complete list of info session dates, times and locations.

RA Recommendation Form

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

*Please note that the dates included in the RA Letter and Timeline are tentative and may change after the University finalizes the 2017-2018 academic calendar. 


Info Session Dates and Locations

Date Time Location
Thursday, November 16, 2017 12:15pm Beacon 101
Sunday, December 3, 2017


Miller Hall Function Room
Friday, December 8, 2017 9:00am 150 Tremont Auditorium
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:00pm Somerset 316
Thursday, January 18, 2018 12:30pm Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, Sawyer 8th Floor
Monday, January 22, 2018 7:00pm 10 West Mezzanine- 2nd Floor
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 12:30pm Miller Hall Lobby
Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:30pm Miller Hall Lobby
Friday, January 26, 2018 12:00pm Miller Hall Lobby

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