University of North Carolina Greensboro

Resident Advisor Application 2014-2015 Academic Year

Please complete the questions below to the best of your ability.  If you have any questions while completing this application, please e-mail 

The form is NOT savable thus the entire application must be done in one sitting.

Completed Applications are due by Friday, January 17, 2014.

The Recommendation Form must also be completed by someone that can speak to your abilities to be a leader by Friday January 17, 2014.

The Recommendation Form can be found at

Only those applicants with complete application packets including all questions on the application answered, clear judicial record, and minimum GPAs will be considered for open positions.

The term of this appointment is for one academic year (or one semester if appointment is made in the middle of the academic year), beginning approximately 14 days prior to the official opening of the University and ending the day following commencement.

To hold a Resident Advisor position throughout the academic year, a student must fulfill the following criteria: 1) exemplary job performance evidenced by positive performance evaluations; 2) supervisor recommendations; 3) positive role-modeling; 4) conduct that does not violate any policy of the University and/or Housing and Residence Life; and 5) maintaining the required academic standards of this position (minimum of 2.5 Semester and Cumulative GPA).

Personal Information
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
University ID Number
Current Local Address (Campus Mailbox
if living on campus)
Zip Code
Cell Phone Number
E-mail Address (only
Permanent Address (if different from
local address)
Zip Code
Phone Number

Residential Information
Do you currently live on campus?
If yes, what hall?
Are you or have you previously been part
of a learning community, living learning
community or residential college?
If yes, which one?
What other residence halls you have
lived in? Please list the building,
semester, and your role (resident,
PAL, CF, etc.)

Academic Information

Current Class Status
Academic Major
Semester GPA (last full semester completed)
Cumulative GPA
How many credits have you completed
at UNCG?
Have you attended another college/university
besides UNCG? If yes, please list the
institutions and years/semesters
Anticipated Graduation Date

Application for Position

Applying for a position in
Spring 2014 only (must be sophomore or above)
Fall 2014 & Spring 2015
Have you applied for the RA position
before at UNCG?
Have you held the RA position before
at UNCG?
If yes, please indicate the semester(s)
and year(s) held....
Have you held any other staff positions
within housing? If so, what?
Check the lifestyle options with which
you would be most interested in working
(please check one only):
Please explain your interest in working
with that specific student population
and why you believe your skill sets are
appropriate for that population’s
needs (300 word maximum each).
Are you interested in working with a
residential college or living learning
If yes, which one(s) - You may list up
to 3
Please explain your interest in working
with the residential colleges and/or
living learning communities and why
you believe your skill sets are appropriate
for that population’s needs (300 word

Commitments and Involvement
Will you have any commitments on or off
campus during the 2014-2015 academic
year? (i.e., co-op, internship, study
abroad, student teaching, clinical,
athletics, etc.)
If yes, please describe the commitment...
If yes, please indicate the semester/year
of the commitment...
Fall 2014
Spring 2015

Judicial Standing Eligibility
Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
Have you ever been found responsible
for violating the UNCG Student Code
of Conduct and/or UNCG Housing & Residence
Life policies?
If you answered yes to either of the above
questions, please explain (provide
specific dates, location, and/or sanctions)

Work/Volunteer Experience

Please list your previous work experience (intern, co-op, part-time, paid).  Please include your position, employer name, dates you were employed and a brief description of your responsibilities.

Dates Employed
Title & Responsibilities:
Explain how these experiences relate
to the RA position:
Dates Employed
Title & Responsibilities:
Explain how these experiences relate
to the RA position:

Membership/Leadership Experience

Please list you club/organization activities and relevant leadership experience. Do not use acronyms.

Please indicate the organization name, offices held, whether you were elected or appointed and length of leadership experience for each activity.

Activity 1:
Activity 2:
Activity 3:

Interview Dates & Times

Individual interviews will occur on Saturday, February 1, 2014 between 8:30AM and 2:30PM. Your interview will last approximately 30 minutes. Please specify your preference and we will do our best to accomodate your request.  (You will receive notification of the location of your interview and specific time at a later date).

8:30AM - 9:00AM
9:00AM - 9:30AM
9:30AM - 10:00AM
10:00AM - 10:30AM
10:30AM - 11:00AM
11:00AM - 11:30AM
11:30AM - 12:00PM
12:00PM - 12:30PM
12:30PM - 1:00PM
1:00PM - 1:30 PM
1:30PM - 2:00 PM
2:00PM - 2:30 PM
2:30PM - 3:00 PM

Brief Essay Questions

Please answer the following essay questions to the best of your knowledge using 500 words or less to address each question.

How would you enhance the student experience
at UNCG as a Resident Advisor?

What skills, abilities & experiences
do you have that you believe will help
you succeed as a Resident Advisor?

How would you promote academic excellence
amongst your residents as a Resident

What challenges do you believe you will
face as a Resident Advisor & how would
you address this challenge?

Resident Advisor Candidate Release

By selecting "I agree" and electronically signing below you are agreeing to allow UNCG Housing and Residence Life to verify your enrollment, GPA, and student conduct record(s).


By selecting yes below you consent to the release by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro of the records to the authorized recipient(s) for the purpose stated above.


You also agree that The University of North Carolina at Greensboro may discuss information contained in the record with the authorized recipient(s). This consent applies to education records that may be otherwise protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 20. U.S.C. 1232.


I agree
I do not agree

I certify that:

  • I have read the Resident Advisor Job Description and I understand the Resident Advisor position requires a minimum of 20 hours per week time commitment, the ability to meet weeknight/weekend duty schedules and the ability to attend RA training before Fall (early August) and Spring (early January) Semesters.
  • I do not have a Resident Assistant position at any point in the selection process (interviews, training course, and hirable pool) until I am offered in writing a Resident Advisor Employment Agreement by Housing and Residence Life.
  • I acknowledge the Housing Application Process is separate from the RA Selection Process and I will plan for my own housing needs.
  • To the best of my knowledge, all information on this application is accurate. Any misrepresentation may cause my application to be rejected; and/or my name removed from the hirable pool of candidates.
I agree
I do not agree
Photography Release

I understand that on the day of interviews my photograph will be taken as part of the interview process and during group interviews my interactions will be video recorded. By signing below, I hereby irrevocably grant and convey to The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) all right, title and interest in and to record my name, image, voice, statements and/or writings including any and all photographic images and video or audio recordings made by UNCG in connection with Housing and Residence Life. I further irrevocably grant to UNCG, its advertisers, customers, agents, successors and assigns, unrestricted rights to use the above mentioned sound, still, or moving images in any medium, including posting on the Internet and World Wide Web, for educational, promotional, advertising, or other purposes without limitation consistent with the mission of the University.  I agree that all intellectual property rights to the sound, still, or moving images belong to UNCG. I voluntarily waive the right to inspect or approve such images and waive my right to any royalties, proceeds or other benefits derived from such photographs or recordings. If I am an enrolled student, I understand that this release constitutes a waiver of my privacy rights under The Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act. This release is effective on the date written below and will remain in effect indefinitely.

I agree
I do not agree
Today's Date
Electronic Signature


You must have a valid housing application to be hired as an RA; this includes submitting the $200 prepayment.  As the prepayment is non-refundable, if your desire to live on campus is contingent upon the RA position, you may consider waiting to submit a housing application and prepayment until after you receive notification about your employment as an RA.  Regardless, if you do not have a completed housing application at the deadline, you will not be eligible to be an RA for the 2014-2015 academic year.