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Apply to be a Resident Advisor or Spiritual Life Advisor

Academic Year 2018-2019 Student Leaders

Interested in becoming a Resident Advisor or a Spiritual Life Advisor? Here's what you need to know!


  • GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Check with your Financial Assistance Advisor and determine the impact the Resident Advisor (RA) or Student Life Advisor (SLA) scholarship may have on your aid package.
  • Select references, tell them about the position you are applying for, and confirm that they are willing to serve as your reference.
  • Submit the online application with recommendations by the application deadline of Friday, December 15th at 11:59pm.
  • Participate in interviews.
  • Must be available for Housing and Residence Life (HRL) formation and training (two weeks before NSO starts in August and a few days before classes start in January).


Many students' financial aid may be affected by the RA/SLA compensation package. Please check with the Financial Aid Office about your individual situation.

  • Upperclassmen Apartment RAs (Drescher, Lovernich and George Page)
    • Housing scholarship which includes equivalent of free room
    • Choose your roommate and apartment mates ahead of housing selection
  • All other RAs (freshmen and sophomore halls including Towers and Seaside)
    • Housing scholarship which includes room and board
    • Single rooms in residence halls when possible (choose your roommate if needed)
    • Meal plan equal to approximately 1600 points per semester
  • SLAs (freshmen and sophomore areas)
    • Housing scholarship (you will likely have a roommate)
    • Choose your roommate
    • No meal plan

Application Process

If you were not able to attend an information session or are currently studying abroad, please watch this short video about the process before you apply.

Applications open: Wednesday, November 15

Apply here to be an RA or SLA!

Application Deadline: Friday, December 15 (all references must be submitted by this time)

Two Recommendations:

  • One must be from your current or previous RA/SLA.
  • The second is a general character reference that can be completed by anyone such as a faculty/staff member, current pastor, or former employer that knows you well. It CANNOT be a family member.

Application Overview:

  • Round 1: Attend an information session (see times above)
  • Round 2: Online applications/recommendations
  • Round 3: Group interviews/mixer**
  • Round 4: Individual interviews with RDs**
  • Round 5: Offers made (before housing selection)

** We will coordinate with International Programs student applicants to conduct info sessions, group interviews, and online personal interviews.