RA/CA Selection Process

So you wanna be an RA/CA?

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 staff here.

Round #1 Informational Sessions
Thursday, January 23, 11 a.m.
Friday, January 24, noon
President's Dining Room (Upstairs FSC)

New applicants should attend one of these informational sessions. All requirements and expectations will be presented along with a Q&A time.

Resume Workshop
Monday, January 27, Noon or 4 p.m.
FSC 204
Applicants should attend either workshop in preparation for the resume submission deadline.

Online Application #1 Due
Tuesday, January 28, 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
Wednesday, January 29, 8 to 11 p.m.
Mark your calendar and plan to attend. In this session, the Residence Life staff will get to know applicants through team-based activities.

End of Round #1
Monday, February 3, noon
Round 1 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 the cut.

Final Round Informational Session
Monday, February 3, 5 p.m.
FSC 108
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.

Shadow Nights
Monday through Thursday, February 3 - 6
Here's your chance to see the RA/CA position from the inside. New applicants will shadow the on-duty RA/CA to gain a residence life view of the job requirements.

Final Round Interviews
Tuesday through Thursday, February 4 - 6
FSC 110

Sign up to spend some time with the Residence Life Staff. Applicants should dress in interview attire.

Decision Day
Friday, February 14, noon
Applicants will be notified via email. Contracts must be returned to FSC 108 within the specified time.

Document Downloads
Selection Process Overview
RA/CA Selection Calendar
Position Description
Online RA/CA Application
RA/CA Standards of Professional Conduct
RA Agreement
CA Agreement

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