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Resident Assistants

Position Overview

Resident Assistants (RAs) are students employed by the Department of Residence Life whose role is to live in the halls and help provide other students with a vibrant, healthy place to live and learn. RAs facilitate a positive community by assisting in the implementation of the residential curriculum, while providing 20 hours a week of active and available time. Being a Resident Assistant is a great way to meet new people, have a positive influence on others, and build leadership skills. It's also a great way to help pay for college!

RA Position Description 2020-21

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 in 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 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.

Apply Today

Applications are open Oct. 15, 2019 - Jan. 17, 2020. 


New RA Applications Open
Oct. 15, 2019 – Jan. 17, 2020

Returning RA Applications Open
Nov. 15, 2019 – Jan. 15, 2020

Info Sessions

Oct. 15 @ 8 p.m. • Cater Hall Media Room
Nov. 13 @ Noon • Meadow Lark, Memorial Union
Dec. 5 @ 9 p.m. • Niskanen Community Room
Jan. 14 @ 7 p.m. • Meadow Lark, Memorial Union




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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7557 / Fax: (701) 231-7599
Campus address: Bison Court West 
Physical/delivery address: 1415 14th St N, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 3430 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Department of Residence Life

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