Housing and Dining:RA

So You Want to be a Resident Assistant?

Resident Assistant positions offer a unique campus leadership opportunity!

Resident assistants are the face residents are most familiar with since they live right in the hall with them. By serving as peer mentors, role models and a walking resource guide, RA’s are vital to the hall community and for maintaining its health and safety throughout the year. Student leaders seek out RA positions because not only does it look great on a resume, but it allows for students to grow in a diverse skill set and have experiences and opportunities that allow leadership to thrive. RA’s are am essential part of the on-campus experience, and students that love the Broncho community enough to live and work on campus are always being sought out to help guide the next class of Bronchos!

Academic Requirements:

Be enrolled as a full-time UCO student at the time of application in the spring and for the upcoming fall semester

Have and maintain a 2.5 GPA

Have completed one semester at UCO

Enroll in Introduction to Student Development- PTE 4910 for credit or noncredit, unless already completed. This class meets Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m.


Financial Requirements:

Have a Housing balance of less than $500


Position Requirements:

Serve as the primary community builder of a community of 40+ residents

Build individual relationships with each resident

Facilitate social and leadership opportunities for residents

Develop as a leadership and member of a group through extensive training in late July and early August, early January, weekly staff meetings and ongoing training throughout the school year

Educate residents on university and housing policies

Administrative duties such as: room inventories, student check in/out, incident reports, programming, facility work orders

Available to work hall desk schedule

* Please note that additional outside employment must be approved by a supervisor



Awesome work environment and co-workers

Full year of Housing and Dining

Check out jobs.uco.edu in early January for the Resident Assistant application for the upcoming school year.


RA Resources

RA Program Planning Submission Form

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