Become a Resident Assistant

Resident assistants (RAs) are paraprofessionals who live and work in the residence halls. They work with Residential Life coordinators and other staff in Residential Life to develop programs and provide services to their fellow students. Each RA assumes responsibility for a designated area on campus called a house. The RA typically lives on the same floor with those residents assigned to him/her. RAs are carefully selected for their academic proficiency, involvement in co-curricular activities, concern for the welfare of fellow students, and maturity to cope with the demands of their role. Furthermore, they are trained to be sensitive to the academic, emotional, and social problems of college students, particularly those associated with the normal adjustments to residence hall living.

Goucher RAs

Please note: Students who are selected to be resident assistants cannot be First Year Mentors. This is due to scheduling conflicts for each position that would make the successful completion of resident assistant duties impossible to complete.

Becoming an RA

Residential Life is inviting applications for Resident Assistant (RA) positions for the 2018-2019 academic year starting in December.

Mandatory Information Sessions:

All students interested in becoming a RA must attend one of the following information sessions. 

  • Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 1:30 pm in Batza in the Athenaeum 
  • Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 at 7:00 pm in Batza in the Athenaeum 
  • Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 7:00pm in Buchner in the Alumni House.
  • Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Pagliaro Selz Lobby.  

Once the application goes live, it can be completed by going to  Login using your Goucher username and password. 

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