Prospective Resident Assistants


We are so excited you are interested in serving our USD community by being a Resident Assistant (RA)! RAs are vital in providing important programs and services to our campus community. With the talent, energy, and spirit of our student leaders, our university stands well-positioned to provide a true liberal arts education that challenges students to “learn broadly and think deeply.”


An RA is a dedicated and committed student that helps to establish and maintain a positive and inclusive living environment that supports students of diverse backgrounds, fosters student growth and development, and promotes academic and co-curricular success. As a member of the Residential Life team, an RA is responsible for playing a major role in the implementation of programs, policies, and services through which the core values of the University and the Department of Residential Life can be accomplished. An RA is tasked with building a strong sense of community by knowing each resident on a personal basis and facilitating engagement with each other through informal and formal interactions. An RA models responsible and ethical behavior and active engagement in and out of the USD community. For carrying out the responsibilities of the position, an RA will receive an RA Scholarship to cover housing and meal plan costs.


For more information about the RA role and applying to be an RA, please visit the Prospective Student Leader webpage.


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