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Resident Assistant (RA)

LSU Resident Assistants (RAs) are live-in leaders, role models, and community builders. As one of the premier student leadership positions on campus, RAs are carefully selected, placed on a staff team, and trained by the Department of Residential Life to develop a positive living and learning experience for on-campus residents. RAs create programs that enhance community, meet residents’ personal and academic needs, build positive relationships with residents, and create a safe environment where residents have opportunities to grow academically and socially. 

College can be a challenging transition for residents, and RAs should be role models and advocates for various campus resources. Your role as an RA is to know the residents in your community on a personal level, provide them with guidance and support, and be excited for their successes. 

Interested in being a Resident Assistant?  Don’t miss out on this experience to build your resume, have fun, and experience something that is more than just your average job!

Applications for 2018-19

RA applications for 2018-19 are open November 15, 2017 - January 18, 2018 on Careers2Geaux. 

RA Job Description

RA Employment Agreement

Apply on Careers2Geaux


Attend an Info Session

Interested in learning more? Attend an info session.

November 28 at 7:00 p.m. - Union: Castilian 304
January 9 at 6:00 p.m. - Kirby Smith Hall
January 9 at 7:00 p.m. - Miller Hall
January 10 at 4:00 p.m. - Herget Hall
January 10 at 7:00 p.m. - Cypress Hall
January 11 at 11:00 a.m. - Blake Hall
January 11 at 2:00 p.m. - Pentagon Activity Center
 January 14 at 6:00 p.m. - West Hall
January 14 at 8:00 p.m. - West Laville Hall
January 16 at 5:00 p.m. - North Hall
January 16 at 7:00 p.m. - Annie Boyd Hall
January 17 at 6:00 p.m. - ECA
January 17 at 7:00 p.m. - WCA

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Interview & Selection Timeline

Step 1: Attend an Info Session

Step 2: Apply online by January 18, 2018

  • All applicants must apply through Careers2Geaux. Set up an account, have your resume reviewed, and then complete the RA application through Careers2Geaux
  • Position number for new RA applicants: 75414
  • Position number for returning RA applicants: 75412

Step 3: Open House Night

  • At open house, you’ll meet RAs from each community to learn more about each community’s characteristics and what to expect at group process day. You will be notified of Open House location and time. This event is mandatory.

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Step 4: Group Process Day

  • Group process day interviews focus on working in teams, problem solving, and fostering inclusive environments. You will be notified of group process day location and time. This event is mandatory.

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Step 5: Individual Interviews

  • The final stage of the RA selection process is an individual interview with supervisors from various on-campus communities. Candidates invited back for individual interviews will receive an email to schedule an interview through the Careers2Geaux website. This is mandatory.

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Step 6: Offers Made

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