Resident Assistants

Position Overview

Resident Assistants (RAs) help to fulfill the Department of Residence Life mission to create a vibrant, healthy place to live and learn. RAs care for residents by helping create connections,
offering resources and support, and engaging in hall and campus activities. 

RA Position Description 2022/2023

Interest Sessions
  • October 19 | 7:00 pm | Cater Media Room
  • November 17 | 12:00 pm | Union – Hidatsa
  • December 2 | 7:00 pm | Nisk Community Center
Top 5 Reasons to be an RA
  1. As an RA, you have an active hand in creating the student experience at NDSU. 
  2. Being an RA helps you build leadership skills necessary for any career you pursue after graduation, it also looks great on a resume.
  3. The relationships you build as an RA will last a lifetime. You have the opportunity to build close-knit friendships with your staff and your residents.
  4. Let’s be honest, college can be expensive. Working for Residence Life as an RA will include compensation in the form of a scholarship that completely covers your room cost, a 7- or 5-day meal plan and provides a stipend.
  5. Being an RA will also provide experiences for personal growth. You can work with your supervisor to gain experience doing the things that interest you. 
Who can be an RA?

Any student (undergrad or graduate) that is enrolled at NDSU full time may be an RA. To be an RA you must have a cumulative and semester GPA of 2.5. Students needing credit-bearing internships, practicums, or student teaching beyond 15 hours a week may not be an RA.

New RAs 

Apps open October 18, 2021. Apps close January 4, 2022.


Returning RAs (Current RAs who want to reapply)

Apps open November 29, 2021. Apps close January 4, 2022.


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