Resident Assistant Information

Resident Assistant Selection

The Office of Housing & Residence Life has been fortunate to hire and get to know some great students at Shawnee State University, and we look forward to meeting YOU if you are considering this opportunity! We are looking for students who exemplify high qualities of leadership and commitment to their academic pursuits. We are seeking students who are honest, able to work with adaptability and integrity, communicate effectively, have a genuine care for their peers, and will personally strive to be an outstanding student leader while working for us at Shawnee State University.

Want to be a Resident Assistant?

If you are interested in being a Resident Assistant, check out the position description (PDF) to gain a better understanding of what would be required of you. Also, please keep an eye out for upcoming information sessions where you can receive more information about the process and a Resident Assistant application to complete. Information sessions typically take place in late fall semester and early spring semester with applications due in late January/early February. Our staff will invite qualified applicants to our Group Process Day in February, and for an individual interview in late February/early March.

Resident Assistant Group Process Day

The Group Process Day is required for all Resident Assistant applicants. The Group Process Day allows for Housing & Residence Life/Student Affairs staff and current Resident Assistants to evaluate the candidates' ability to work within a team. This typically takes place on a Saturday afternoon (12-noon - 5pm) and is filled with laughs and challenging exercises that will test the candidates' abilities to problem solve and exhibit their leadership abilities related to our Housing & Residence Life Values.

It's important to BE YOURSELF! We want to see the real you in the comfortable environment and hope to give you the opportunity to grow from this experience.

Resident Assistant Individual Interviews

This is the second round of interviews. You must be invited by the Office of Housing & Residence Life to sign-up for an interview. After going through the group based interview at Group Process Day, the individual interview should give us insight about your character, your student experiences, and your work history. We strongly encourage business attire as this is a job interview for you to become a Resident Assistant for the Office of Housing & Residence Life where you will represent Shawnee State University.

Notification of Hire for Resident Assistants

Every Candidate who was involved in the Individual Interview process will receive a letter noting their hiring status. The three responses include Hired, Alternate and Not Hired.

If you are offered an Alternate position, do not be discouraged. We often have to pull from the Alternate pool as the semester progresses so you still have a chance of becoming a Resident Assistant. Also, if you are not hired do not let this discourage you from applying for the next academic year.

For More Information

Please contact Sthefany Thomaswho currently oversees the staff selection process as well as the Staff Selection & Evaluation Committee.