Thank you for your interest in the RA Selection Process!
Valparaiso University firmly believes that living in a residence hall provides students with a learning experience that integrates and complements the more formal educational activities of the classroom, laboratory, studio and stage. The role of the Resident Assistant is to help create and facilitate an environment of student learning in the residence halls, through planned and intentional educational outreach programs, as well as through informal activities. As a campus leader and role model, the Resident Assistant position provides an opportunity to observe and correct undesirable behavior while teaching new skills in problem solving, decision making, and critical thinking; to assist students in taking responsibility for their actions; to orient students to college life and aid in their emotional and academic adjustment; and to help students develop individual social skills.
The online applications (located below) have three core sections: General Information, Discussion Questions, and References. Please be prepared to complete each section in its entirety, as you will not be able to return and complete your work later.
Please Note: If a page on the application appears to be blank, simply scroll up.
Applications must be fully completed by 5pm on Friday, February 1, 2013 or they may not be considered.
Before you begin, please have the following information available:
1) Your availability for an interview on February 11-15.
2) Your availability for Group Process on February 8.
3) Email addresses for your current RA, RLC and 1 professor (who will serve as reference)
If you have any questions about the Resident Assistant position or the selection process, feel free to contact me at ext. 6002 or email me at Korey.West@valpo.edu.
Thank you again for your interest, and good luck to you throughout the selection process!
Residential Learning Coordinator
Student Staff Selection Committee Chair
Wednesday, January 9: All RA/AC applications available online
Friday, January 11: AC applications due
Wednesday, January 16 - Thursday, January 17: AC Interviews
Friday, February 1: All RA Applications due
Wednesday, February 6 - Friday, February 8: Returning RA Interviews
Monday, February 11 - Friday, February 15: New RA Interviews
Friday, February 8: Group Process (2 sessions)
Wednesday, February 27: RA Decision Letters sent