Resident Assistants (RAs) 

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What is an RA?

Resident Assistants (RAs) serve as mentors, provide a built-in support system, and enhance the sense of community within the residence halls. RAs also manage incidents and handle some administrative tasks for each building. The RA’s primary goal is to shape an environment that supports academic, social, and personal development through responding to the personal needs of all residents in the community.

What are the benefits of becoming a RA?

The benefits to becoming a RA are limited only by your ambition, but if we have to get specific, check these perks out:

  • Gain valuable leadership experience
  • Directly impact lives and the WSU community
  • Develop transferable skills for future endeavors
  • Add to your career experience on your professional resume
  • Get first-hand diversity experience
  • Network with WSU faculty and staff

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What is the compensation for a RA?

Each RA receives compensation in the form of free housing and a meal plan. Additionally, RAs will be allowed to move in to the halls up to three weeks before fall move-in at no additional cost.

Am I qualified to be a RA?

The minimum qualifications to be considered for hire as a Resident Assistant include:

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Have completed a minimum of 24 credits completed as of the end of the 2016 spring semester
  • Have lived in a residence hall, group living environment, or other applicable experience for at least one (1) semester
  • Be available to serve on the staff for two (2) consecutive semesters (Fall & Spring)
  • Be available for training two weeks prior to August move-in
  • Be in good judicial standing with Housing and WSU

Resident Assistant Forms

Applicant Resources

Have Questions?  Please Contact Us!

Housing and Residence Life
1845 Fairmount St. PO Box 141
Wichita, KS 67260-0141
316-978-3693     Email

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