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Application Process

Application Timeline

 Date & Time Deadline/What to do
Friday, February 26, 4 - 5 pm RA Info Session
Tuesday, March 2, 1 - 2 pm RA Info Session
Tuesday, March 9, 1 - 2 pm RA Info Session
Friday, March 12, 2021 (11:59 pm)

New RA Applications & Recommendation forms Due

Returning RA Applications due

Wednesday, March 24 – Friday, March 26 Virtual Interviews for qualified candidates
Saturday, March 27, 2021 Required Group Process for qualified candidates
Spring 2021 Candidates will be notified of placement via their BROCKPORT email address

The following prompts will be asked in the online application. You will NOT be able to start your application and return to it at a later date. Please review these prompts and be prepared to answer them when completing your application.

New RA Application question prompts:

  • What are the most important functions of a Resident Assistant?
  • What is a residential community and how would you build it as a Resident Assistant?
  • What are some of the challenges students living on-campus face? How would you address these challenges as an Resident Assistant?
  • As a Resident Assistant, what would you do to create an inclusive environment where all students feel safe, valued and respected as members of the campus community?
  • As a Resident Assistant, how would you contribute to the personal, academic, and social success of students in your community?

Returning RA Application question prompts: 

  • What skills have you learned in your Resident Assistant position that will assist you in your post-college career?
  • What actions can you take to create and maintain a positive staff morale throughout the academic year?
  • How do you intend to personally avoid burnout and remain motivated?
  • As a Resident Assistant, how do you support the Mission statement of the Office of Residential Life/Learning Communities?
  • Please list and explain:
    • Your accomplishments as a current staff member.
    • The contributions you plan to make in the upcoming year.

SRA/TA Presentation prompts:

  • Why are you interested in the SRA/TA position and how does it relate to your long term goals?
  • What are three things you hope to achieve by being a SRA/TA? How will these things benefit you, your staff, and/or your residents?
  • In what ways would the SRA/TA position be different from being an RA? How would you balance taking more initiative, staying positive, and setting a tone for your staff and residents?
  • As a SRA/TA, describe how you would support your Resident Director and staff members.
  • Describe an educational program that you would like to initiate with your Resident Director. How would this program benefit your community?
  • Please give one example of an Office, Department or individual that you've successfully collaborated with in the past. Share why this collaboration was successful and what you gained from this experience.

SRA/TA Presentation Requirements:

  • Provide the committee with a copy of your resume.
  • Must use a visual aid to present with (e.g. video testimonials from residents, pictures on poster board of things you have done, PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.).
  • Presentations must be 15-20 minutes in length. The final 10-15 minutes will be for further questioning from the committee 

For questions regarding the RA Selection Application Process, please contact the RA Selection Committee at

Last Updated 5/26/21