Become a Resident Assistant
Build Community as You Lead Others
Gain the unique opportunity to grow as a leader as you to speak into the lives of the students in your residence hall. As a Resident Assistant (RA), you’ll make a difference on campus as you prepare for your future career with practical leadership training and hands-on experience.
Every year, the Office of Residence Life seeks male and female Christian students of strong character to be actively involved in the development and growth of our residential students. We are primarily looking for highly motivated individuals with a strong work ethic who can help maintain the integrity of our housing facilities while building community.
Benefits of Being an RA
- Support others while you set the tone for a great year in your hall
- Obtain the RA scholarship which covers your entire room-and-board expenses and a portion of your tuition
- Participate in leadership development opportunities through orientations, training, and RA Connect (a biweekly RA class)
- Receive mentoring and discipleship by your Resident Director (RD)
RA Selection for 2020-21
- Oct. 22, 2019: RA Interest Meeting | 7 p.m. | LaHaye Event Space
- Oct. 25, 2019: Applications are posted
- Nov. 8, 2019: Application and personal evaluations are due
- Jan. 24, 2020: First round of cuts are announced
- Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2020: RA Experience Weekend
- Feb. 3-5, 2020: RA Host Week
- Feb. 17, 2020: Final cuts are announced
- Feb. 18, 2020: RA Contract Signing | 7 p.m. | Location TBA
- Feb. 28, 2020: RA Fall 2020 placements are announced
- You must profess a relationship with Jesus Christ and demonstrate obedience to Jesus through the Fruit of the Spirit.
- You must demonstrate for yourself and for others that the gospel is sufficient to change lives.
- You must be a student of Liberty University in good standing in both academics and conduct.
- You must be enrolled at Liberty during the RA application process.
- Your cumulative GPA (including Fall 2019) must be 2.5 or above to apply.
- Past discipline records may be considered during the application process.
- You must read the University’s Doctrinal Statement and show respect toward both it and the traditions of the University, never detracting from them in word or deed.
- You must have the availability to carry out the RA responsibilities.
- You may not student-teach or be a junior Nursing major either the Fall or Spring semester of the 2020-21 school year.
- Special evaluation will be given to applicants in certain academic programs that may pose a significant challenge to successfully completing the RA duties (e.g., Nursing, Business Policy).
- RAs for the 2020-21 school year may not participate in extracurricular activities (e.g., athletic teams, debate, marching band) that conflict with RA duties and responsibilities.
- RAs are required to remain on campus during key times of the year known as blackout days. These include but are not limited to RA Training in August, Residence Life Banquets, CFAW, Spring Orientation, Graduation, etc.