Resident Assistants at Saint Joseph's
Resident Assistants, or RAs, are vital within the University as they are involved in direct and extended contact with resident students. The Resident Assistants are typically the foundation of the hall to which they have been assigned and, as representatives of the University, are interested and trained individuals who are available for advice, counsel, support and encouragement. RAs serve as role models, mentors, peer-advisors and programmers. They develop community among resident students and uphold our shared community standards. The RA role is crucial to the residential experience, but it's also fun and rewarding and provides some very real leadership skills.
Meet Our Resident Assistants
Cardinal Campus: Villiger Residence Hall. Residential Area Manager: John Burke.
Central Campus: LaFarge Residence Center. Residential Area Manager: Mairead Young.
City Ave Apartments: Rashford Hall & Lannon Hall. Residential Area Manager: Erica Langholz.
Merion Campus: McShain Residence Center. Residential Area Manager: Steve Porcelli.
Overbrook Campus: Ashwood Apartments and Townhouses. Residential Area Manager: Mairead Young.
West Campus: Pennbrook Apartments and Merion Gardens Apartments. Residential Area Manager: Eric Morton.
University City: Osol Hall. Residence Hall Manager: Caroline Virone.
University City: Living & Learning Commons. Residence Hall Manager: Krista Romaine.
Resident Assistant Selection Process
Can you picture yourself as an RA? Want to develop leadership skills and marketable resume experience? Want to make a difference in the SJU residential community? Consider applying for a RA position for the 2024-2025 academic year!
Interested students are encouraged to attend an optional information session to learn more about the position and the RA application process. Information sessions are scheduled at the following dates, times and locations:
Monday, November 27th
4:00 p.m., Villiger Hall (Hawk Hill)
Wednesday, November 29th
5:00 p.m., CID (Hawk Hill)
Monday, December 4th
5:00 p.m., Zoom
Wednesday, December 6th
3:00 p.m., Lafarge Lounge (Hawk Hill)
Friday, December 8
12:20 p.m., Zoom
Friday, December 8
3:30 p.m., Campus Ministry- Wolfington (Hawk Hill)
RA applications will be available electronically from Monday, November 27, 2023, through Thursday, January 18, 2024. Completed applications must be received by 4 p.m. on January 18, 2024.
Our application form is available here. If the link does not direct you to the application form, please try to open the application in a different browser and on a computer, not a phone.
The first part of the RA Interview process will take place through a group process, referred to as RA Seminar. RA Seminar will allow applicants to learn about the RA position, while demonstrating their qualifications and allowing the Residence Life staff to see what each applicant can bring to a Resident Assistant position.
RA Seminars will take place the weeks of January 29th and February 5th. Candidates will meet for 2 hours once each week (at the same time). Candidates will be sent a form after completing the RA application to indicate their availability. Candidates will receive notice of their finalized seminar time the week of January 22nd. Candidates should hold the dates and times they indicate on the form they will receive to participate in Seminar.
Participation in the seminar weekend is a requirement of the selection process and does not guarantee a Resident Assistant position.
RA Applicants will participate in one individual interview. The individual interview is a chance to answer and ask questions in a smaller setting with a member of the Residence Life professional staff and at least one current RA. These will take place between February 12-16, 2024.
Candidates will be sent a link to sign up for their individual interview on Monday, January 22.
All candidates will be notified of their selection status and placement decisions by March 1st, 2024 (approximately two weeks before Housing Selection).
Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of our RA team! We hope to meet you through the RA selection process!
Early Action RA Application
Residence Life is offeing an "Early Action RA Application" process for rising juniors or higher for the 2024-2025 academic year. Students participating in this process will have the opportunit to partake in an expedited application process in which they will apply, interview, and know their application status before the end of the Fall 2023 semester. While applicants will know if they are offered a position for the 2024-2025 academic year, they won’t know what staff they are placed on until March, during the normal application and selection process.
Any applicants that are not offered a position during the Early Action RA Application process will have the opportunity to remain in our normal application process in the Spring. While continuing applicants will not have to interview again, they will need to participate in our RA seminar.
Early Action Application Timeline:
- October 12th: Application live
- November 6th at 4 pm: Applications Due
- November 16-17 & 20-21: Interviews
- November 28th: Applicants informed of their status/offers made
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact email@example.com.
For general inquiries and information regarding the RA position or application process, please call 610-660-1941 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.