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First-Year Resident Assistant Selection Process

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Housing and Residence Life at DePauw University seeks to hire a diverse group of student leaders for the 2020 - 2021 RA staff team in the First-Year Resident Assistant (FYRA) position. We are seeking leaders who are passionate about and committed to positively contributing to the development of healthy, inclusive residence hall communities. FYRAs work in communities that house first-year students. The FYRA appointment is for the fall and spring semesters of the 2020 - 2021 academic year with the option to add a Winter Term appointment. The position commences with intensive education and development during August 2020. All FYRAs are supervised by a Housing and Residence Life Coordinator, professional staff members who work in the HRL office.

General Qualifications for the FYRA Position

FYRA candidates must be a full-time student for the 2020 - 2021 academic year and must be at least a first-semester sophomore for the Fall 2020 semester. Candidates must also be in good academic standing (2.75 GPA or higher) and are expected to maintain a 2.75 GPA or higher during their time in the position should they be hired. Additionally, candidates cannot be on any form of probation or suspension via Community Standards. Lastly, candidates new to the Housing and Residence Life RA staff team must commit to being on campus for the full Academic Year.

Interested in Applying? Application Process Timeline

Interest Sessions are designed to help you learn more detailed information about our application process and the FYRA position to determine if you think this will be a great fit for your continued growth and development. Those interested in the FYRA position must attend one (1) interest session in order to apply. Interest Sessions will be held in the Reese Hall lobby and are scheduled for the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 11:45 AM

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 7:00 PM

  • Monday, November 18, 2019  - 11:45 AM

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 7:00 PM

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2019 -  7:00 PM

  • Monday, January 27, 2020 - 11:45 AM and 7:00 PM

  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 11:45 AM and 7:00 PM

The application will only be made available to students who attend an interest session. In order to complete your application, please know that you will need three (3) recommendations.

  • One from a DePauw University faculty member

  • One from a DePauw University faculty or administrative/staff member

  • One from a current HRL resident assistant (First-Year Resident Assistant or Community Resource Assistant).


If you have questions about applying for the First-Year Resident Assistant position, please contact Housing and Residence Life via phone (765.658.4500) or Haleigh Chasteen at haleighchasteen@depauw.edu.

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