Resident Assistants

RAs are enthusiastic students and leaders who have direct influence on campus culture and develop valuable leadership skills such as communication, building rapport, and managing conflict while making a substantive contribution to the campus community.

Resident Assistants (RAs) are considered members of the University Housing Department staff at FAMU. They are directly supervised by the Resident Director (RD) of their assigned residence hall. RAs have responsibilities for the entire residence hall while focusing more specifically upon the responsibilities relating to their floor/section.

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During training, RA's will be prepared for all aspects of their areas including sessions on teamwork, incident reporting, self-care, customer service, and time management.


Qualifications to Apply as a Resident Assistant (RA)

We only want the best of the best! See if you have what it takes to be an Office of University Housing RA!

NOTE: Late applications WILL NOT be considered

➝ Applicants must be a currently enrolled full-time students who have completed one full semester of on campus living experience

  • Students must have completed at least 8 credits before the prospective semester of employment.
  • Priority is given to candidates applying for the full academic year.

➝ Applicants must maintain a 2.7 or higher semester and cumulative GPA throughout the course of employment.

  • G.P.A. below 2.7 will not be considered

➝ Applicants must show Willingness to give priority commitment to the RA position.

  • No Athletes or band members may be employed as RAs. (Due to outside time commitments)
  • Students will return early for both fall and spring academic terms for RA training and are expected to stay on campus until residence halls close for the semester.  
  • Students will serve in an on-call rotation with other RAs periodically over the course of the academic year.
  • First time RAs cannot work another job during their first year of employment
  • After the first year RAs seeking outside employment must get approval from Housing Director

➝ Applicants must have demonstrated exemplary personal conduct in accordance with the Community Standards.

  • Students currently on stayed suspension or suspension will not be considered for the position.
  • Repeated behavioral or conduct related issues may also result in candidates being removed from the selection process.

➝ Students must ssssist in necessary aspects of the Office of University Housing program including:

  • residence hall opening,
  • RA selection,
  • residence hall closing,
  • and roommate agreements.


"Responsibility is the possibility of opportunity culminating in inevitable fulfillment."
Sri Chinmoy


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Become An RA Today!

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Resident Assistant (RA) Recruitment and Selection process will start in November and will continue during the spring semester.

The selection process is designed to help applicants get to know new people, learn about themselves, and gain the important necessary skills to be a proper FAMU OUA Resident Assistant (RA). 

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Contact Us

Name Email Phone
Mo Morris 123-456-7899
Robert Schultz 123-456-789
Gragoire Lopez-Thierry 870-470-5992