Resident Advisors play an integral role in the quality of the residential program at Emory. For that reason, the administrative staff in the Office of Residence Life has developed a selection process designed to identify qualified individuals, and provide all applicants with valuable experience in group interaction and interviewing.

The selection process will give you an opportunity to share with us your qualifications and motivation for the RA position. RAs are expected to fill many roles; therefore, it takes exceptional people to fill these positions. We take special care in selecting those individuals with potential to develop leadership skills and grow with the Residence Life program. 

The Application Process

The RA application will be open from Wednesday, November 17th until Monday, January 10th at 11:59PM ET. Applications can be found at Please reach out to someone from our Selection Team with any questions you may have about the application or selection process!

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  • Academic Standing: Candidates are required to be in good academic standing with the University, which includes being a full-time, registered undergraduate student at Emory. (Students in their final semester of study who have received approval from Emory College of Arts and Sciences to take fewer than 12 credit hours will remain eligible for employment.) Candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application and must maintain this minimum GPA throughout the duration of employment with the department. No exceptions will be made.
  • Disciplinary Standing: Candidates are required to be in good disciplinary standing with the University. All candidates having a prior disciplinary history during their tenure as an Emory student should share that information during their interview. Having a disciplinary history with the University or with the department does not eliminate a candidate from consideration, but the nature of the incident(s) may have bearing. All candidates’ disciplinary history will be checked with the Office of Student Conduct.
  • Financial Standing: Candidates are required to be in good financial standing with the University. All student staff are expected to meet payment for tuition and fees. The stipend earned in this position may affect student financial aid awards.
  • Residency Standing: Candidates are required to have completed two semesters of on campus residency and four semesters of coursework at any college or university by the time of employment (Fall 2022). Current first-year students may not apply for the Resident Advisor position.



It is understood that a staff position in the residence halls cannot easily be translated in to hours worked per day or week because of the unique nature of the responsibilities and circumstances. The position requires a genuine personal commitment, flexibility, and good understanding of the unpredictable nature of the actual time involved. To compensate the Resident Advisor for this time and dedication, the Office of Residence Life provides Resident Advisors with an annual stipend that is broken down into the following:

  • Payment of $1,800, which is paid monthly at the rate of $180.00 per month (Aug - May).
  • A single, furnished room. (This is based off the rate of a single occupancy room for the current academic year).



  • Fall Training 2022: All Resident Advisors are required to attend fall staff training prior to the opening of school in August. Training dates will be set before Resident Advisor offers are made and candidates should consult those dates before accepting an RA position.