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Resident Assistants

The Office of Housing and Residence Life would like to thank you for your interest in the Resident Assistant position for the 2015-2016 academic year. 

Each residential house on campus typically has one resident assistant who works with the students who resides in the entryway. Depending on the area on campus where you reside, you can be sure there is always an RA nearby.

Resident assistants promote community, answer questions about the university and campus life, plan social and educational events, assist with roommate/apartment concerns, and help residents feel welcome at Indiana University South Bend. Students selected to serve as resident assistants participate in several weeks of intensive training, and are highly qualified to provide support and guidance to residents.

If  you are interested in applying for a Resident Assistant (RA) position for the 2015-2016 academic year, the application is available online as well as at the Community Building Front Desk. Please see below for postion description, application, and application timeline.

If you have any questions concerning the Resident Assistant position, please feel free to speak to Nicole Micolichek, Loni Oehlwein or Ricky Ganaishlal.

2015-2016 Resident Assistant Position Description

2015-2016 Resident Assistant Application Packet

Timeline

Below is a timeline of the selection process for the RA position for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Some of the dates are suggested to help you with the planning process throughout the academic year.  Please be advised that any dates are subject to change.  It is your responsibility to make note of these changes after hearing from a professional staff member from the Office of Housing and Residence Life at Indiana University South Bend.

JANAURY 2015

  • Tuesday, January 20 - New RA Applications Available at Community Center Front Desk and Housing and Residence Life website (Student Leadership and Employment Opportunities)

  • Tuesday, January 20 - New RA Information Sessions (5 pm Fireside Lounge - Adminsitrative Building)

  • Wednesday, January 21 - New RA Information Session (8 pm – Housing and Residence Life Community Building)

  • Thursday, January 22 - New RA Information Session (12:30 pm - Fireside Lounge - Administrative Building)

  • Tuesday, January 27 - Sign up begins for RA individual interview (Candidates can sign up for a date and time at the community building front desk)

  • Wednesday, January 28 - "Resume 101" session with Career Development Office (7-8pm Housing and Residence Life Community Building)

FEBRUARY 2015

  • Tuesday, February 3 - "How to Ace Your Interview" session with Career Development Office (6-7pm Housing and Residence Life Community Building)

  • Friday, February 13 - RA Application and References due to the Office of Housing and Residence Life by 5 pm (Note: Additional time may be granted for references if advised by Housing and Residence Life)

  • Monday, February 16 - Friday, February 20 - Returning and New RA Individual Interview Week

  • Monday, February 23 - Thursday, February 26 - Returning and New RA Individual Interview Week

  • Saturday, February 21 - New RA Group Process (MANDATORY attendance for all New RA candidatesTimes and Locations will be shared with all new RA candidates via IUSB e-mail)

MARCH 2015

  • Tuesday, March 3 - RA Decision Letters available for pick up at Community Building front desk (beginning at 9 am)

  • Wednesday, March 4 - Summer Resident Assistant (SRA) Application avaliable and sign up for interview

  • Friday, March 6 - 2015-2016 signed Acceptance & Alternate Letters and Contracts due to Housing and Residence Life by 5 pm

  • Monday, March 23 - Friday, March 27 - Individual Interview for Summer Resident Assistants (SRA) position

  • Tuesday, March 31 - Decision Letter for Summer 2015 Resident Assistant (SRA) position avaliable (Housing and Residence Life Community Building Front Desk)

APRIL 2015

  • Friday, April 3 - Summer Resident Assistant (SRA) Acceptance Letter and Contract due to Housing and Residence Life (Due by 5 pm) 

  • Friday, April 10 - Summer Resident Assistant (SRA) Meeting and Training (9am - 12 noon Housing and Residence Life Study Lounge)

  • Monday, April 13 - Meet and Greet 2015-2016 RA staff (8:45pm.  Location will be shared with all new staff via IUSB e-mail)

  • Tuesday, April 24 - Summer Resident Assistant (SRA) Meeting and Training (9am - 12 noon Housing and Residence Life Study Lounge)

 MAY 2015

  • Sunday, May 10 - Summer Resident Assistant position begins

AUGUST 2015

  • Sunday, August 9 - Summer Resident Assistant (SRA) position ends (Tentative)

  • Sunday, August 9 - 2015-2016 Resident Assistants position begins (RAs returning for training by 12 noon)