The Resident Assistant, also known as a RA, facilitates the social, academic, and personal adjustment of students to the residence hall and University. The Resident Assistant is also responsible for enhancing the quality of life in the residence halls, including fostering community, providing academic support, and ensuring the safety and security of the residential students.
Be enrolled a minimum of 12 credit hours at West Virginia State University.
Have a minimum semester and cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher to apply for and retain the position.
Have lived in residence halls for at least two semesters (at any college or university). Note: the current semester counts as one semester, e.g. first-year students are eligible if they live in the residence halls for the fall and spring semesters and want to apply for the following academic year.
Have not had any housing violations within the last year.
Any additional employment may not exceed 10 hours off-campus unless approved by the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Outside employment must not interfere with the RA responsibilities. This includes but not limited to any employment, internships, research positions, teaching assistant positions, or educational opportunities including class requirements.
Applications will not be accepted or interviews scheduled for anyone not meeting the above criteria.
Room and Board Waiver
—RAs, work with other Residence hall staff, to ensure that there are no facility issues on their floor. RAs are also required to complete room Health and Safety checks, assess/report damages and additional maintenance/custodial needs on a regular basis.
—RAs are responsible for ensuring safety and security for the residential students, as well as ensure residents follow University and housing policies to maintain a respectful environment. RAs should respond and address resident concerns and emergencies.
—While each RA will have designated duty nights, all Residence Life staff are expected to assist whenever they are in the building(s). RAs are also responsible for directing and assisting with traffic during campus lockdowns, shelter in place, etc.
—RAs are required to complete daily logs when completing their rounds, assist with check-ins and check-outs of residents, set up meeting spaces including arranging tables and chairs. In addition, RAs must prepare materials including rosters, information sheets, and bulletin boards.