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.
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
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
➝ 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
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
residence hall opening,
residence hall closing,
and roommate agreements.
"Responsibility is the possibility of opportunity culminating in inevitable fulfillment."
Become An RA Today!
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).