Resident Assistants

A Resident Assistant (RA) is assigned to each community. These upperclassmen or graduate students have been carefully selected and trained to coordinate and assist a floor or a wing of a residence hall. They are an excellent source of information regarding both personal and collegiate matters. The RAs are responsible for creating a floor community, providing a variety of social and developmental programming, and enforcing policies and procedures. The RA is a personal liaison between the University community and residence hall students. If students have a problem or question, the RAs are here to help in any way possible.

Info Nights

  • November 20th at 7:00pm, Governors Room
  • December 2nd at 7:00pm, Sunflower Room
  • January 23rd at 7:00pm, Governors Room
  • January 29th at 7:00pm, Governors Room
All RA Applicants must attend 1 information session to be eligible for hire. If unable to attend any sessions please email Allison Ouellette

Application Process

The RA position is an exciting opportunity to contribute to your institution and also impact the lives of students who live in your hall. Throughout the application process, you will begin to see the personal growth that is possible with such a position.

The RA Selection Committee
  • Allison Ouellette, Assistant Director
  • Jesse Briscoe, Area Coordinator
  • Elizabeth Gier, Area Coordinator
  • Chris Hawk, Area Coordinator
  • Justine Barrett, Assistant Residence Hall Director
  • Abbey Meng, Assistant Residence Hall Director
  • Easton Morrill, Assistant Residence Hall Director 

The RA selection website is designed to help you learn about the position and the process to apply to be a Pittsburg State RA. Please look around, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions that aren’t answered here!

Contact Allison

ALL forms due February 2nd, 2020 by 11:59pm.

RA Selection Process

  • RA Informational Meetings
  • Online Application
  • Personal Interviews
  • The Group Interview
  • Recommendation Forms
Candidates MUST attend ONE of the following informational meetings. In these meetings the selection process, requirements, and details of the position will be discussed. There will also be time to ask questions to current housing staff members.

All Informational meetings will be held at 7:00pm in the Overman Student Center on the following dates:
  • November 20, 2019 - Governors Room
  • December 2, 2019 - Sunflower Room
  • January 23, 2020 - Governors Room
  • January 29, 2020 - Governors Room
If you cannot make one of these meetings, please set up a one-on-one meeting with Allison Ouellette.

Candidates must fill out the online application to be considered in the application process. In this application, you will need to turn in a resume, answer a few questions, and sign up for your personal interview and group interview times. The application will be open on January 1st, 2020. All applications are due on February 2nd, 2020 by 11:59pm. The application can be found by clicking the following link:

Candidates will participate in ONE 30 minute personal interview with Housing Staff. This is the time that the Housing Staff will get to know the applicant personally and ask questions pertaining to the RA Position. These interviews are scheduled by the candidate at the end of the online application process and will take place February 10-14, 2020 in the Career Services Office.
Saturday, February 15th, 1pm-4pm, Sunflower Room, Overman Student Center
Sunday, February 16th, 1pm-4pm, Sunflower Room, Overman Student Center

University Housing requires two (2) different recommendation forms per applicant. One recommendation will come from an RA and the other one can be given to anyone who may know the candidate’s work ethic, i.e. professors, former boss, former teacher, etc. These forms are posted as an on-line form. Please limit yourself to only two recommendations submitted. Having more than two recommendations does not give a candidate an advantage.

All recommendations are due on February 2nd, 2020 by 11:59pm. The recommendation form can be found by clicking the following link:

  • What is the Group Interview Process?
  • What kind of person makes a good RA candidate?
  • Who will interview me?
  • What is expected Dress for the interviews?
  • What if I don’t have a GPA at the time I submit my Application?
The group interview process is an activity where you will be placed into groups with other candidates applying for RA positions. Each group will participate in various activities and be evaluated based on creativity of thought, communication skills, and teamwork abilities.
There is no “cookie-cutter” RA! We are looking for candidates who exhibit creativity, enthusiasm, honesty, a strong work ethic, communication and leadership skills, responsibility and time management. We will be looking for people who can positively contribute to each buildings community.
During the group interview process the interview team will consist of current Resident Assistants, Assistant Residence Hall Directors, Area Coordinators, and the Assistant Director of University Housing. 
Although you will be evaluated on your character and responses during your interviews, it is important to dress appropriately for professional situations. RA candidates should wear business casual attire. If you are unsure of appropriate attire, please ask your RA or a member of the professional staff.
No Stress! You can notify us next semester about your GPA, by phone call or e-mail.