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 2020-2021 academic year starting in mid-September.

Information Sessions:

Students interested in becoming an RA can attend one of the following information sessions. Please note, information sessions are not mandatory for this years selection but, can provide you with valuable information about the application process! All info sessions will be held in the P. Selz Lounge:

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm
  • Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:00 am
  • Monday, September 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm 
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm 

Once the application goes live, it can be completed by going to  Login using your Goucher username and password. The application is due October 9th. 

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