Residence Life

RA Application Information

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Resident Assistant!  Resident Assistants (RAs) are student leaders that make a huge difference at Hendrix, and we commend you for seeking to take up such a role within the residential community. RAs are trained on a variety of topics in order to prepare them for the challenges that they may encounter through their position.

While dealing with the “tough stuff” is a necessary part of the job, RAs benefit greatly from their experience.  Not only do they get a single room at the rate of a double, Odyssey credit, and a monetary stipend, but RAs also gain valuable experience outside of the classroom.  RAs are also part of a greater staff, both peer and professional, that is committed to supporting and encouraging each individual as they tackle each aspect of their role.

Resident Assistant Job Responsibilities  

Picking up an application is your first step in applying to be an RA.  There are several other steps you must complete in order to be considered as an RA candidate.  Listed below is a checklist to be completed before your application process is complete.

  • Complete your application by doing the following:
    • Completely fill out application information here by February 8 at 5:00 pm. 
    • Email your resume to mitchellr@hendrix.edu by February 8 at 5:00 pm.
    • Submit two personal/professional recommendation forms to the Residence Life Office by February 15 at 5:00 pm. 
    • Attend Group Process on Saturday, February 11.
  • Attend an RA Information Session on one of the following dates: (highly recommended but not mandatory)
    • January 29 at 11:00 am, SLTC 106
    • January 31 at 5:00 pm, SLTC 106
    • February 1 at 4:00 pm, SLTC 106
    • February 2 at 3:00 pm, SLTC 106

Decision letters will be sent out by February 19 and will be due by February 17 at 5:00 pm.

If you have any questions about the process or the application, please email Rachael Mitchell, mitchellr@hendrix.edu, call 450-1416, or stop by the Residence Life Suite on the second floor of the SLTC.  We look forward to reading your application and meeting you during the interview process!

-The Residence Life Office Staff