Resident Assistants (RAs) are student peer leaders responsible for learning communities in university housing here at Eastern Illinois University. The RA position provides real-life experiences in working with and helping other people, conflict resolution, team building, and many others. The position is a premiere leadership experience and one of the most challenging and fulfilling student leadership opportunities at EIU.
RAs are compassionate, responsible, fun, and outgoing student leaders who create a welcoming environment and serve as a resource to their residents. The RA position is more than just a job; it is a leadership journey that offers infinite opportunities for one’s success and development at EIU and beyond. See what our current Resident Assistants are saying.
Applications will be available online on October 29th. The preferred deadline to submit an application is January 21st. The application link will remain open until April 15th. Applications will be screened as they are received.
Applicants must log in to eRezLife using their EIU NetID and password. We also recommend that applicants add eRezLife Software System (email@example.com) to their contacts in order to receive communications regarding the Resident Assistant position.
Qualifications for the position
Timeline for the Resident Assistant Hiring Process
|Oct 29||RA Application Opens|
|Nov 16||RA Information Meetings||Stevenson Hall Lobby / 7 pm|
|Nov 29||RA Information Meetings||Thomas Hall Lobby / 7 pm|
|Dec 3||RA Information Meetings||Taylor Hall Lobby / 7 pm|
|Dec 9||RA Information Meetings||Zoom / 7pm (|
|Jan 21, 2022||RA Applications Due||Preferred Deadline|
|Feb 7-16, 2022||Departmental Interviews||Taylor Hall|
|TBA||RA Letters emailed through eRezLife|
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