RA Application

Be extraordinary and apply to be an RA today!

Are you ready to be part of a team that works to positively impact KSU’s residential student experience? Resident Assistants (RAs) develop leadership skills while creating a safe, fun and vibrant community for their residents. The RA role will enable you to learn valuable skills that employers are looking for, including problem solving, adaptability, teamwork and interpersonal communication.

An RA’s primary responsibilities are to get to know their residents one-on-one and create an intentional experience so residents can learn more about their identity, gain skills in independence, learn how to build relationships and community, and how to be inclusive of others. RAs make a difference in the lives of their residents to help them be successful both here at Kennesaw State University and beyond.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Attend an information session (dates and times listed below).
  • Enrollment: RAs must be enrolled as a full-time KSU student registered for no less than 12 (undergraduate) or 9 (graduate) hours for fall and spring semesters. Candidates must have completed at least one semester of enrollment at KSU by start date.
  • GPA: RAs must maintain a 2.5 KSU cumulative and term GPA at the time of appointment and throughout the term of employment.
  • Student Conduct: RAs must be in good conduct standing at the time of appointment and throughout the term of employment.
  • Criminal Background Screen: Applicants must have completed a successful criminal background screen conducted by KSU's Human Resources
  • Resident Assistants are required to sign a housing contract and pay the housing activity fee to live in on-campus housing.

Position Description

Resident Assistants are student leaders who live on your floor or in your building. They are there to help residents and to build community. They offer social and academic programs, serve as a resource, and help to maintain reasonable standards of community citizenship.

RA Agreement Form 2020–21


Information Sessions

Students must attend an information session in order to be eligible to become an RA.

2021-22 RA Application

If you wish to apply, please do so between November 17 and December 14.

Candidates must be available for interviews between Thursday, January 21, and Saturday, January 23, and have attended one of the information sessions listed above to be considered for an RA position.

How to Apply:

  1. Log in to the Housing Portal using your KSU e-mail and password
  2. Under "Applications and Forms" on the left side of the page, look for the "Jobs" section
  3. Go to job postings, and select 2021-2022 Resident Assistant
  4. Complete the application and submit

RA Orientation

If chosen as a Resident Assistant, students must attend RA Orientation on Friday, April 16, 2021.


The answers for many of your questions about the RA position can be found on this website or during the information session. If you have any additional questions, please email RASelection@kennesaw.edu