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Residence Life Student Staff

See current Hall Staff (RA’s)

 

2017 RA Recruitment Information

(see below for job descriptions)

  • January 23: RA Application Goes Live
  • February 10: RA Application Closes
  • February 18: Group/Individual Interview Day
  • February 20-24Make up RA interviews
  • February 16-17: Returning RA Interview Day
  • March 3Notice given to applicants
New RA application RA Recommendation form

 

Leadership opportunities for students at Oglethorpe:

 

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

RHA is a student organization for residential students across campus. RHA’s goal is to help develop residence hall policies, procedures, programs, and facilities to best serve the interests of those students living on campus. The association’s elected representatives from each hall work with Residence Life staff on residents’ behalf. If you are living on campus, you are a member of the Residence Hall Association!

RHA hosts programs for residents across campus. This year with more students living on-campus we are able to have bigger programs and more fun! In addition to programming, we assist with writing policies and procedures for the residence halls on campus. Our main purpose is to give the residents at Oglethorpe a voice! To learn more about RHA, including how to get involved, please visit our page on the SEL website.

Resident Assistants

A Resident Assistant (RA) is an Oglethorpe University undergraduate student who serves as a member of the Residence Life staff and is directly supervised by a Oglethorpe staff members, either the Residence Life Coordinator or Hall Director. RAs go through an extensive selection and training process and are, therefore, helpful in dealing with all types of problems and situations. RAs assess and meet the needs of approximately 30-40 residents through daily interactions and have four major areas of responsibility: leadership, communication, administrative, and community building. General job duties include implementing educational and social programs, performing administrative duties, serving as the RA on duty, being present in the area even if not on duty, assisting with resident and building security procedures, attending training and in-services, following emergency protocols, enforcing university policies and serving as both a resource and role model to residents. As a student employee of Oglethorpe University, an RA is required to abide by and uphold the Oglethorpe University Bulletin, the Oglethorpe University Community Living Guide, and applicable law.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Have and maintain a 2.70 Cumulative Grade Point Average
  • Be enrolled as a full time student
  • Have one semester of on-campus living experience
  • Attain sophomore standing at the time of appointment
  • Be in good academic, judicial, and financial standing with Oglethorpe University
  • Participate in fall training and spring training
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and in-service training, typically on Mondays from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Remuneration and Benefits

First Year Resident Assistant

  • Assigned room at no charge in residence hall in which RA is employed
  • Early move-in to assigned residence hall
  • Valuable leadership and communication opportunities with the University community

Returning Resident Assistant

  • Assigned room at no charge in residence hall in which RA is employed
  • 50% of board covered by Residence Life
  • Early move-in to assigned residence hall
  • Valuable leadership and communication opportunities with the University community

 

Community Advisors

The CA represents Residence Life as a key paraprofessional staff member. The CA works under the direct supervision of the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) and/or the Hall Director (HD). Together, these staff members work with the resident assistant staff to coordinate a variety of administrative duties, assist with programming and staff training and development. There will be one CA for the following areas: Traer, Jobe Hansen/Dempsey, the Upper Quad, and Greek Row. The CA is a member of the RA team but is also considered the second in command to the RLC/HD of their assigned area and assists with the day to day management of the hall.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Have and maintain a 2.70 Cumulative Grade Point Average
  • Be enrolled as a full time student at Oglethorpe University
  • Attain Junior standing at the time of appointment
  • Be in good academic, judicial, and financial standing with Oglethorpe University
  • Participate in fall training and spring training
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and in-service training, typically on Mondays from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Ability to serve in the CA role for one academic year, including designated break periods.
  • Must have successfully completed 1 year in the Resident Assistant Position at Oglethorpe University, or must have successfully completed 1 term in the House Manager position for their organization (Greek Row CA only)
  • Greek Row CA must be a member of a social Greek organization

Remuneration and Benefits

  • Assigned room at no charge in residence hall in which CA is employed
  • 100% of board covered by Residence Life
  • Early move-in to assigned residence hall
  • Valuable leadership and communication opportunities with the University community