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Resident Advisor Positions

Resident Advisors (RAs) live in the undergraduate residence halls on campus and act as community leaders and peer educators, encouraging residents to respect one another and get involved with floor, hall and area activities, and providing information about campus resources. 

Deadline extended! Apply to be a Resident Advisor. Deadline Monday, December 21st at 9am

What is a Resident Advisor (RA)?

RAs at Cornell have many different roles. Some of the roles include (but are not limited to)...

  • Peer Counselors
  • Community Builders
  • Academic Resource People 
  • Programmers
  • Crisis Managers
  • Administrators
RAs spend a significant amount of time getting to know residents as individuals and generating enthusiasm as they bring students together to create floor and hall communities.  

RAs are responsible for other students, which means that a successful staff member must be sensitive to the needs of many different people. Recognizing differences takes sensitivity, understanding, self-confidence and strength of character.

As residence hall community leaders, RAs encourage residents to respect one another, get involved with floor, hall and area activities, and provide information about campus resources.

Finally, RAs are expected to be strong team players as members of a residence hall staff and Residential and New Student Programs. They are expected to display a commitment to the development of an effective hall staff.

How to apply

The RA application is now live. Applications are due by 9am on Monday, December 21, 2020 > Apply here

Join in one of our Information Sessions:

  • Monday, October 19; 6pm-7:30pm - Zoom Link

  • Wednesday, October 28; 8pm-9:30pm - Zoom Link
  • Thursday, November 5; 5pm-6:30pm - Zoom Link
  • Friday, November 13; 4pm-5:30pm - Zoom Link
  • Saturday, November 21; 11am-12:30pm - Zoom Link
  • Tuesday, November 24; 6pm-7:30pm - Zoom Link
  • Sunday, December 6; 4pm-5:30pm - Zoom Link

The RA position information session will be recorded and made available here soon.