RA/CA Selection Process

Resident Assistants, (RA), and Community Assistants, (CA), serve as a liaison between the staff, faculty, and residents. The RA/CA is a resource person for supplies, work orders, and occasional referrals for students who may be experiencing difficulties or problems at school. An RA/CA is available 24 hours a day to assist residents in a wide variety of situations. RAs and CAs strive to create a community within their residence as well as an environment that promotes integrity, a cooperative spirit, respect for others, and one that allows freedom of academic pursuits.

During the selection process, the Residence Life staff is looking for those who are enthusiastic, responsible, and self-motivated. If this applies to you, you are encouraged to apply. Fill out and complete the online application, online essay prompt, and review Selection Process Overview and other FAQ documents at the bottom of this page.

Should you have any questions regarding the RA/CA selection process please email RLife@drury.edu or stop by the Residence Life Office in FSC 108.

Meet the Current Residence Life Staff


Round #1 Informational Sessions

January 18 and January 19 at noon or 4 p.m. in FSC 204
New applicants must attend one of these informational sessions. All requirements and expectations will be presented along with a Q&A time.  

Required Resume Workshop

Monday January 22 at noon or 4 p.m. in FSC 204
All new applicants must attend one of these workshops in preparation for the resume submission deadline.  

Online Application #1 Due

Sunday, January 23
Submit online by 11:59 p.m.

Online Application

Students are required to submit an online application and attach a resume and picture at the time of submission. There is an essay portion of the application as well. It is highly recommended that students review all that is required for the online application before applying. We also recommend that you first type your essay responses in a Word document and then copy it into the online essay submission box.

Required Group Session

January 29, 8 - 11 p.m.
In this session, the Residence Life staff will get to know applicants through team-based activities. 

End of Round #1

January 31, Noon
Round one ends and the applicant pool is narrowed in preparation for the final round. You will receive an email notification of whether or not you made it to the final round of the selection process.

Final Round Informational Session

January 31, 5 p.m. in FSC 204
Be prepared to attend this meeting should you proceed past the first round. Find out all about the remaining selection process requirements and sign up for your Shadow Night and Interview times.  

Shadowing RAs/CAs

February 5 - February 13, time and location TBA
New applicants will shadow the on-duty RA and/or CA to gain a firsthand view of the job requirements.  

Final Round Interviews

February 5 - February 13 in FSC 108
Interviews will be conducted with Residence Life Staff. Applicants should dress in professional business attire.  

Decision Day

Friday, February 16, noon
Applicants will be notified via email

Document Downloads

Thank you in advance for your participation in this process. If you have any questions, contact rlife@drury.edu.