Residence Life and
Housing Services

West Chester University

202 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19383
fax: 610-430-5945

Resident Assistant

Resident Assistant applications are being accepted for the Spring 2015 semester and the 2015-2016 academic year.

RA Job Description and Expectations

Resident Assistant Applicant Resume Workshops:

October 15, 2014 2:00 PM Brandywine Hall 004
October 27, 2014 11:00 AM Brandywine Hall 011
November 12, 2014 6:30 PM Brandywine Hall 010

The Twardowski Career Development Center offers a Student Resume Guide and Interviewing Guide for student applicants.

The Guide for RA Selection Process 2015-2016

  • Only current, enrolled, undergraduate students that hold a 2.5 GPA (both cumulative and most recent term) are eligible to apply.
  • You must also submit your 2015 Spring class schedule by 4:30pm, Friday, November 21, 2014 to the Office of Residence Life and Housing Services located in 202 Lawrence Hall.
  • The RA MEET & GREET  will be held on Thursday, November 13th at 8:00 pm in Sykes Ballroom C.
  • After grades are posted in December, we will invite qualified candidates to participate in the five interviews and Group Process.  Please check your email over the winter break for important information regarding the selection process. 
  • On Wednesday, January 21st, every qualified candidate must come to the study above Einstein Bagels to sign up for five interviews that will be held on the following dates.

January 23, 24, 25 Fri-Sat-Sun Brandywine, Allegheny, Commonwealth, Killinger
January 30, 31, February 1 Fri-Sat-Sun Brandywine, Allegheny, Commonwealth, Killinger
February 6, 7, 8 Fri-Sat-Sun Brandywine, Allegheny, Commonwealth, Killinger
February 13, 14, 15 Fri-Sat-Sun Brandywine, Allegheny, Commonwealth, Killinger
February 20, 21, 22 Fri-Sat-Sun Brandywine, Allegheny, Commonwealth, Killinger

  • If the university is closed for any reason, scheduled interviews for on campus students and those students who live in the borough of West Chester will take place.  If you need to drive to campus or take public transportation to get to campus we will reschedule your interview.  Please communicate accordingly. 
  • On Friday, February 6th there is a MANDATORY Group Process from 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm, for all applicants. This includes current RA’s.   Candidates will participate in small groups working on problem solving and other exercises.
  • After the Group Process and Interview piece, the staff will meet on Monday, February 23rd, to make an initial selection, and then again on Friday, February 27th for the final selection.
  • Candidates who have been offered a definite RA position and candidates in our Eligible for Hire pool will participate in a training class.  It will meet once a week (Friday) from 4:30 – 6:30 and cover topics that you'll need to know as a Resident Assistant. The dates are March 20th, 27th, April 10th, 17th, 24th, May 1st
  • If you are interested in being considered for a SPRING 2015 vacancy your COMPLETED application is due by 4:30 pm Friday, November 14th. Please submit your Spring 2015 Schedule by the established deadline listed.
  • Interviews for Spring Vacancies will be held on November 14th ,  15th , and 16th from 1-8pm
  • If you are not selected for the Spring, please know that you will remain in the applicant pool.