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Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants (RAs) are upperclass students who live in residence halls and encourage responsibility, build community and create an environment where learning can continue outside of the classroom.

Your RA is your go-to resource for life at Bentley. Just some of what RAs do includes:  

  • Providing important university information
  • Planning educational, social and cultural events
  • Helping ease the transition to university life
  • Assisting with roommate conflicts

 

Become a Resident Assistant

Are you interested in becoming an RA?  Our RAs are full-time, academically successful students who are selected based on their:

  • Leadership potential
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Commitment to promoting healthy living and learning environments

Attend one of our information sessions that are advertised on our facebook page. If you are unable to attend and information session and want information, please check out the RA Information Session Presentation.pdf

Each RA is provided an extensive training twice an academic year that will provide you with all the skills and knowledge needed for the position.  August training is a little more than one week in length and Winter Training is roughly four days for new hires.  For more information regarding training please check out the RESIDENT ASSISTANT TRAINING SCHEDULE FALL 2013.pdf

Minimum Requirements to Apply

In order to apply, all applicants must have the following:

  • At least one semester completed at Bentley University or a prior institution
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Good academic, conduct, and financial standing with the University
  • Full time student status
  • Current residential student status **applies only to mid academic year hires

Resident Assistant Application Process 

The RA application process is thorough, and we hope that you will enjoy and grow from it.  The application process includes the opportunity to attend information sessions to learn more about the Resident Assistant position as well as an individual interview with members of the The Residential Center staff.  For more information check out the RA Position Description.pdf