RA Selection

The Resident Assistant (RA) position is one of the most crucial student leadership positions within the University. To become an RA, students must complete a rigorous application process that includes submitting required materials and attending a group process, and individual interview.

Resident Assistant Application Process

The primary goal of a Suffolk RA is to support, create, and maintain a thriving community in the residence halls. RAs work as part of 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 

Please note that the 2018-19 dates included in the RA Position Description are tentative subject to change.

Applications are currently available via SU Connect on the Residence Life & Housing organization page under "Forms", and are due on Monday, January 29th by 5:00 p.m. Only electronic submissions via SU Connect will be accepted.

RA Application Requirements

  • Completion of essay questions
  • Submission of an up-to-date cover letter and resume
  • Submission of two RA Recommendation Forms. At least one form must be from a Suffolk faculty member or administrator.
  • Attendance at one information session*. Please see below for a complete list of info session dates, times and locations.

*Info Session Dates and Locations

Date Time Location
Thursday, November 16, 2017 12:15pm Beacon 101
Sunday, December 3, 2017 7:00pm 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

Questions? Please contact Residence Life at 617-305-2500 x 0 or email us at reslife@suffolk.edu.