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Be an RA!

University Housing is looking for a few good student leaders to be a part of its 2018–19 student leader team. Being a live-in student leader is one of the most influential and meaningful leadership opportunities available at UO.

Student Leader applications will be avaiable at the end of fall term. 

Resident assistants (RAs) are live-in student leaders in the residence halls. As an RA, you have the opportunity to build one-to-one relationships with your residents, to help them become academically engaged and successful, to enhance student learning and intellectual connections, to help your residents develop into global citizens, and to start on their path as lifelong learners. The RA position is about twenty hours per week and can be demanding at times. While the focus of the RA role is on facilitating community and developing one-to-one relationships, RAs are occasionally called upon to manage sensitive and confidential issues. The department of Residence Life expects that the RA position is a student’s primary obligation after their academics and for this reason do not permit new RAs to hold jobs outside of their RA commitment during fall term.

Being an RA is not the only way to get involved with Residence Life, in fact we have jobs in our offices and at the Housing Service Centers that will open later in the year. To look into all of our opportunities check out our position descriptions and our University Housing Student Jobs page.