Resident Advisor Position Requirements
- 20 hours per week assisting on RA-related meetings and activities.
- Be a residential student.
- Maintain at least a 2.75 GPA (cumulative and semester) and remain in good standing at Saint Louis University. RA's must be enrolled as a full-time student. Should a Resident Advisor’s semester grade point average fall below 2.75, while the cumulative grade point average is 2.75 or above, the RA will be placed on probation for one semester. The RA will develop an academic improvement plan with their supervisor. At the end of that semester, the grade requirement must be met. If the semester and/ or cumulative grade point average falls below a 2.75 before he/she start's their position on staff, the RA will lose their position.
- Provide two-five hours per week at the security desk, serve as an alternate for open shifts and/or to serve in the event a desk worker does not show for their assigned shift.
- Attend and participate in all departmental and in-community training, development sessions, in-services, and workshops
- Participate in area programming committees and collaterals
- Arrive early August and January and leave late at the end of each semester to coordinate building openings and closings. RA's may need to have the same flexibility with their schedules during break periods such as Thanksgiving, Spring break, etc. RA's must remain in the community until all students have left for the break period and return before all students to open the community after a break period. RA’s may need to assist with duty coverage over University breaks and/ or holidays.
- Attend all training events scheduled.
- Thursday evenings are designated as “Res Life Night.” RA's attend staff meetings and in-services these evenings. Thursday evenings therefore need to be free of any other commitments from 6-9pm.
- New RA's, their first semester, will also attend a semester RA Leadership course to provide continuing education. Enrollment in the leadership course, held during “Res Life Night” is required for all first year RA's.
- RA's are selected for one academic year. There are performance evaluations conducted to determine whether an RA should continue in the position for the following year. Should situations arise, staff may be excused from their position during the academic year.
- RA's must be a positive role model through personal example and demonstrate a commitment and pride for Saint Louis University and Housing and Residence Life through respectful language and behavior.
- RA's must uphold and abide by all Housing and Residence Life, University, federal, state and local regulations and policies.
- Demonstrates the willingness to complete other reasonable tasks requested by the supervisor and other departmental professional staff.
- External activities with other organizations or holding a job is acceptable, but they must be approved by your supervisor, and outside jobs or activities are limited to a maximum of 10 hours/week. Staff must receive approval from their direct supervisor within 2 weeks of the start of each semester for outside commitments. If these activities consistently take you away from your RA responsibilities, you will have a discussion with your supervisor.
- RA's may not serve as the president/chair of any "governing/decision-making" student group which includes RHA or SGA. The reason why a RA cannot serve in one of these positions is because it could become a conflict of interest because the group makes decisions that directly affect the RA position. Specifically they make decisions about what type of funding a RA or hall can receive. If you are considering running for an officer/chair position on campus, you will need to discuss this with your supervisor to see if your schedule allows time to do this and the RA position.
- Frequently, members of the Housing and Residence Life student leadership staff are involved in many facets of campus life, leadership, sports, and work. The RA position demands a significant time and energy commitment that should not detract from student academic performance. Certain leadership positions on campus may be a conflict of interest with the RA position or take too much time to also balance the RA’s responsibilities. Additional involvement must be approved by his/her supervisor. Significant time commitments such as full internships, student teaching, etc. are not recommended.
Saint Louis University prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, or veteran status. In addition, based on our Catholic values and tradition we are committed to protecting the dignity of each person and therefore extend our non-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation. All University policies, practices, and procedures are administered in a manner consistent with our Catholic Jesuit identity.