BECOME AN RA 2023-2024

Being a Resident Assistant (RA) is one of the best student leadership positions available anywhere! If you are interested in taking an active role in life, you may want to consider applying to become a Resident Assistant (RA). RAs are assigned to oversee residents, programming, administrative work, and the ongoing development of the Residence Life program. RAs provide personal and individual assistance to students who have problems or questions about residence life and the general college experience. The Office of Residence Life looks for RA candidates who demonstrate a strong interest in people, are deeply involved in their CBU experience, and have a proven record of responsibility. If you are organized, hardworking, and want to contribute positively to your community, then the RA position is for you.

Why should one become a RA?

Make a difference and make campus feel like home. Gain leadership, communication, counseling skills, and much more in an exciting residential Environment.

Are you interested in joining the ResLife Team as a Resident Assistant (RA) for the 2023-2024 academic year?
If yes, complete our online application form below beginning Monday, November 28th at 8:00 a.m.


Resident Assistant Job Description 2023-2024 Resident Assistant Application Closes January 26 2023-2024 Returning Resident Assistant Application Closes January 26

RA Selection Process

The deadline for submitting the RA application is listed below under the apply section. You must complete the application and submit it by the specified deadline.

Attend an RA Information Session

All students interested in applying for a Resident Assistant position must attend one of the offered information sessions being held. Detailed information regarding the application process will be distributed at these meetings. 

Each meeting will be held in Rosa Deal 111 (Dates for these sessions are posted below)

  • Monday, November 28 @ NOON
  • Tuesday, November 29 @ 8 P.M.
  • Monday, January 23 @ 8 P.M.
  • Tuesday, January 24 @ 12:30 P.M.
  • Read the RA Information
    In order to fully understand the responsibilities associated with the RA position, we strongly encourage you to carefully read the Resident Assistant Job Description. We also recommend that you talk with your RA to learn more about the position before applying.


The application opens at 8:00 am on Monday, November 28 and closes by 4:00 pm on Thursday, January 26.

Acquire Two References

Each applicant must submit two online reference forms. These forms should be given to individuals who are familiar with you and can comment on your leadership abilities, work performance, etc. You will need to obtain a reference from a former or current supervisor, employer and an academic instructor, or coach are required components of the application process. Applicants are responsible for sending the link to reference person. The reference cannot be completed by students or current Resident Assistants.

Reference link:

The online reference forms are due by 4:00 pm on Thursday, January 26.

Look for Information about the Interview Process (January 30)

Candidates will be notified by email if they have been selected to participate in the interview process. After you submit your application by email, you will be contacted by a member of the Resident Life Staff by email to schedule your interview. The interviews will be conducted in the Student Life Conference Room. You should dress appropriately for this interview as you would for any interview. After all interviews are held, the Executive Director of Residence and Housing Services, the Director of Residence Life and other Residence Life Staff members will be given some time to make their decisions. You will be notified of the decisions as soon as they are made.  

Individual Interviews

 Individual interviews will last roughly 30 minutes and will be conducted by members of the Residence Life staff. Interviews will take place throughout the day from February 1, 2, and 3.

Notification Letters 

Offer letters notifying you of your status as a member of the 2023-2024 Residence Life staff will be sent out via e-mail to all applicants by February 8. 

Deadline: Resident Assistant Applications and Two References are due by Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 4:00 pm

For more information about becoming a Resident Assistant, contact the Office of Residence Life at (901) 321-4102 or You can also visit our office in the Office of Student Development and Campus Life from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Monday – Friday)