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Title: Resident Assistant Selection 2015-2016


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Resident Assistant Selection2015-2016
Office of Residential Life Division of Student
Affairs
The Ras of UHart
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Who is eligible for the RA position?
Full-time undergraduate (minimum of 12 credits)
students
  • 2.5 cumulative semester GPAs
  • Not responsible for significant or repeated
    conduct violations
  • RA position primary non-academic responsibility
  • RA duties takes precedence over all other
    non-academic commitments
  • Be eligible to receive financial assistance from
    the University of Hartford (In most cases 99.9
    of students at the University are considered
    eligible You do not need to currently receive
    financial aid, you just need to be eligible for
    financial assistance).

3
The multiple traits an RA has...
Community Builder
  • Educator
  • Policy Enforcer
  • Administrator
  • Role Model
  • Leader
  • Programmer
  • Mediator

4
Our RAs are involved in...
Greek Life
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
  • Campus Activities Team (CAT)

Brothers and Sisters United (BSU)
Hillel
Hawkapella
Red-Key Society
  • Student Government Association

Lshir
  • Red Caps (Orientation)

and more...
WSAM
  • CASA

5
RAs who have been down the yellow brick road
before
  • Hillary Clinton (Wellesley College) , Paul Reiser
    (Binhamton Univ.)
  • Mike Ditka (UPitt) , Katie Couric (UVA) , Sheryl
    Crowe (Umiss _at_ Columbia)
  • Adam Sandler Jerry OConnell (NYU)

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Benefits of the position!
Premiere leadership experience
  • Work with some amazing people
  • Single room all to yourself
  • Student Leader Meal Plan (200 meals / 500 dining
    dollars)
  • Extensive training
  • Staff apparel and freebies
  • Resume builder
  • Life changing experience chance to make a
    difference

7
Application Requirements
  • Application Deadlines (must be turned into ORL by
    430pm)
  • Priority Consideration December 21,2014
  • Final Deadline January 23, 2015

Complete Application Online _at_ http//uhaweb.hartfo
rd.edu/reslife Application demographic
information, 3 professional references, cover
letter, and resume
  • Enroll, and pass EDG 310 Residential Education
    and the College Aged Student (Must pass with a
    C!)
  • Participate in Group Process Interview Carousel

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Interview Carousel
  • Series of interviews w/ Res. Life Professional
    Staff Members
  • Participate in a group interview process. This is
    a 3 ½ hour process where each applicant is
    divided up into groups with 4 to 5 other
    candidates. Please dress professionally!
  • As a group you will interview in 25 minute time
    slots.

RA INTERVIEW CAROUSEL DATE TIME Carousel 1
February 1, 2015 100pm 430pm Carousel 2
February 6, 2015 100pm 430pm Carousel 3
February 7, 2015 900am 1230pm Carousel 4
February 13, 2015 100pm 430pm Carousel 5
February 20, 2015 100pm 430pm
  • Is mandatory for all applicants. If you dont
    come we cant evaluate you.

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Group Process Day
Saturday February 21, 2015 830am-11am
1045am-1pm Registration is in GSU Suisman
Lounge
  • Is mandatory for all applicants. If you dont
    come we cant evaluate you.
  • Variety of group activities
  • Candidates will be observed throughout the day by
    Res. Life staff
  • Dress comfortably and be yourself!!!

10
Support Services for applying
  • Resume Cover letter workshops
  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014 5pm to 6pm
    (Location GSU 331)
  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014 12pm to 1pm
    (Location Hawk Hall 115)
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Once application is complete will have sessions
    to learn about how to answer those awkward
    questions
  • Your Resident Assistant and Resident Director

INFORMATION SESSION DATE TIME LOCATION
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 1200pm 100pm
GSU 331 Tuesday, November 4, 2014 800pm
900pm A Complex Barlow Programming Space
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 1200pm 100pm
GSU 331 830pm 930pm F Complex Webster
Basement Thursday, November 6, 2014 800pm
900pm Regents Park Fireside Lounge Monday,
November 10, 2014 800pm 900pm Village
Apartments Quad 7 7105 Monday, November 17,
2014 800pm 900pm Hawk Hall 1st Floor Lounge
Sunday, November 23, 2014 645pm 730pm C
Complex Willard Programming Space
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EDG 310
Register/enroll in EDG 310 for fall 2015
Semester
  • If selected as an RA, you will be required to
    enroll in EDG 310 Residential Education and the
    College Student for the Fall 2014 semester. This
    is a 2 credit course within the College of
    Education, Nursing, and Health Professions that
    complements the student leadership role of the RA
    position and focuses on student development
    theory, student leadership, and topical issues
    facing college students.
  • RA offer contingent on passing EDG 310

Two sections of EDG 310 are offered during the
Fall semester. Tuesdays from 5pm to 720pm and
Wednesdays from 230pm to 455pm.
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Final Thoughts
Application Deadlines - Priority Consideration
December 21, 2014 - Final Deadline January
13, 2015
SPECIAL NOTE If you are hired as a Resident
Assistant room and board is considered part of
your financial aid package and can directly
effect how much financial aid you will receive.
For more information about the impact please
consult the Financial Aid Office.
  • Group Process and Interview Carousel days are
    important
  • GPA 2.5
  • Compensation Room Board
  • 1 non-academic priority
  • Trainings are mandatory
  • Decision letters will be emailed to Hartford
    account by March 9, 2015

13
Questions Wrap Up
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