RA Application

2021-2022 Resident Advisor Application

Personal Information

Preferred Pronouns*
Gender Preference *
Provide residence hall building and room number, or off-campus address, including the city and state.
Have you lived on-campus for at least one (1) semester?*


Relevant Experience

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Resume Tips

If you are not sure what to include in a resume, do some brainstorming about all of your past experiences, including work-related positions, any volunteering you may have done, academics, extracurricular activities, internships, and any awards or special recognition you may have received. Once you have constructed a list of all of your experiences, start by including your college information (school, expected graduation date, major/minor), summer jobs, volunteer experiences, internships, extracurricular activities, and your skills that pertain to the position.

The JHU Life Design Lab offers assistance to those who would like feedback on their resume prior to submitting their RA application. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the resources available via the Life Design website.

Professional References

We require you provide two (2) professional references that we may contact at any time throughout the application process. We require at least one (1) of those references be a JHU affiliated faculty or staff member. Please list below the contact information with the persons full name, email, phone number, and their association to you and/or the University. We suggest asking current or past JHU faculty members or TA's you've worked with, representatives of offices on-campus you've been employed by or connected to, and past mentors, coaches, and teachers.

Essay Questions

Please attach a file (.doc or .pdf) that answers the four questions below.
1. In 3-4 sentences, please share why you want to be a Resident Advisor?

2. The mission of Residential Life is to share in the student growth experience by providing secure environments, while fostering inclusive communities. In your own words, please define community, and share what an inclusive community looks like to you?

3. Describe a time you served as a leader (i.e. member of a team, employment opportunity, student organization, etc.) and what you gained from that experience? How do you foresee your leadership role(s) translating to the RA position?

4. Tell us about a time, since arriving at JHU, that you had a meaningful dialogue around diversity and inclusion. What did you learn from this experience, and how have you demonstrated and/or implemented what you learned from that interaction/conversation?

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