Resident Assistant Application
Due Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm.
Number of hours in which you plan to enroll in the:
Have you ever received a judicial sanction, honor council violation, alcohol violation, etc.? If so, explain:
Please list all on and off campus activities including current and anticipated leadership roles:
Please list all on and off campus jobs and how many hours per week you work for each one:
Are there any special circumstances we need to know about that may interfere with you being an RA for the 2014-2015 school year? (Explain graduating early, studying abroad, etc.)
All applicants, please answer the following questions:
Please list your top three housing preferences and briefly describe why you would be an asset to those specific communities. Communities are: Greene, Marsh, and Carlisle OR Shipp and DuPre OR Lesesne and Wightman OR the Village/Phase V.
(Please keep in mind that while your preferences will be considered during the selection process, the Residence Life Staff will make the final decision based on what is best for you and the residential community.)
Why do you think it is important for RAs to make strong ethical decisions and be positive role models?
Who is completing your reference? Returners, please ask your current RD to complete the evaluation. If you are a returner who is not currently on staff, please ask your most recent RD to fill out your reference form.
What are your top 5 strengths according to StrengthsQuest?
If you are applying to be an RA for the first time, please answer the following questions:
A- Why do you want to be an RA and what can you bring to our team?
B- Define community and what it means at Wofford.
C- According to the RA Job Description, an RA is expected to build a sense of community throughout his/her hall and campus. One of the ways that RAs are able to achieve this is through programming. Programming consists of planning an event for his/her hall or area that enhances and develops the student experience. Describe a program that you think would meet this requirement and how it would enhance the student's college experience.
If you are a returning RA, please answer the following questions:
A- Define what a Residence Hall Community at Wofford looks like. How have you contributed to this community as an RA?
B- What have you learned about yourself from being an RA? Please discuss your strengths and weaknesses and how they pertain to the RA job.
C- You have noticed one of the following issues on your hall and you have decided it needs to be addressed through an active program. Please come up with a creative, educational, and active program that addresses one of the following:
- Your residents do not understand the alcohol assistance contract in the student handbook.
- It is midway through the first semester of your first year residents and you notice a large number of your residents have become homesick.
- you have had a few thefts on your hall because your residents have not been locking their doors.
All first-time applicants must have two reference forms on file and it must be filled out by a Wofford faculty or staff member or a former employer. Current RA's must have their RD fill out a reference form on their behalf. These
electronic reference forms are due by Sunday, February 16 at 5:00 PM.
The Reference Form for new applicants can be found at http://www.wofford.edu/residencelife/RAreference/