Resident Assistants

Be an RA!

Being a live-in student leader is one of the most influential and meaningful leadership opportunities available at the UO.

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, help them become academically engaged and successful, enhance student learning and intellectual connections, help your residents develop into global citizens, and start them on their path as lifelong learners. 

The RA position is about 20 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 does 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. We have jobs in our offices and at the housing service centers that will open throughout the year.

For more information on how to become a student leader, email