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Residence Assistants

Do you want to Blaze A Trail?  BE AN RA!!!

    • Resident Assistants (RAs) are students selected on the basis of leadership, experience, scholarship and the desire to help resident students realize their potential for personal-development through group living. RAs serve as role models for residential students, and are expected to use their best judgment, maturity, and concern for those individuals with whom they live and work. Their responsibilities for the general welfare of the students and facilities extend to all areas of the campus. RAs are responsible for maintaining communication with the appropriate staff members about the concerns and accomplishments of members of their communities. 

Application Information

Applying to be a Resident Assistant is more than just completing an application and attending an interview.  Our application process is designed not only to make sure that we get the best candidates, but to know that this position is a good fit for you.”

    • Eligibility:
      • The following are requirements that are necessary in order to apply for the Resident Assistant position:
        • 2.50 cumulative GPA at the time of application
        • 2 semesters living on campus at The University of Texas at Arlington (residence hall, apartment community, or Centennial Court) by May 2015
        • In good disciplinary and academic conduct standing with The Office for Community Standards
        • Paid and current Housing and Meal Plan fees
        • Ability to return to campus to begin training for your community (Apartment RA training begins June 1; Residence Hall RA training begins August 5)
        • Completed application: on SNAP Jobs (#8233), via Supplemental Application
  • Reminder – this asks for 3 references!  Personal, RA reference (ask your current or former RA) & faculty/staff. It will be your responsibility to ensure that your reference submits the form on time.

NOTE: All applicants need to complete both the SnapJob application AND the Supplemental application in order to be considered for an interview.  The SnapJob application is due by 11:59pm on Friday, June 5th, 2015.  The Supplemental application is due by 5:00pm on Monday, June 8, 2015.   If you have class conflicts, please email 

  • Tips to Apply:
    • In order to be considered an applicant, a Snap Jobs application and a Supplemental application must both be completed.
    • Take your time – do not wait until the night before the application is due!
    • It is recommended that you take the Supplemental Application seriously, as the essay answers are reviewed in order for ARL staff to determine which candidates are offered an interview.
    • Have a friend review and revise your answers to the supplemental application!
    • Read each question thoroughly and answer all parts of the question
    • Be on time for your interviews
    • Be YOURSELF!
  • Benefits & Compensation
    • Personal and Professional Development Opportunities
      • Training & developing transferable skills in communication, conflict mediation, goal setting, and working in a team, just to name a few
      • Leadership opportunities provided through conference attendance (Leadership Retreat, RA conference) and departmental committee involvement
      • Networking & Making Connections through community development, programming and supporting UTA events
      • Understanding the chain of command within the Division of Student Affairs

Resident Assistant Compensation 2014-2015


Residence Halls

East & West Campus Apartments, Heights on Pecan





Arlington, Vandergriff, & KC Hall RAs pay the Arlington Double Rate minus $500 annually.


Brazos, Lipscomb, & Trinity RAs pay the Brazos Double Rate.

Designated apartment at a 45% rental rate reduction.  

Meal Plan

RA Meal Plan

No meal plan

In State Tuition

Yes; provided due to the meal plan

No; because no meal plan is provided


Private room

Apartment is unfurnished in East and West Campus Apartments; Heights on Pecan is completely furnished.

(subject to change)

A Room for Growth



College is a place of discovery that equips you with the knowledge, skills, and experiences you’ll need to achieve your biggest broadest goals or your focused strategic plans. And when you’re on that path of discovery, you’ll need a place to live that allows room for all that growth. A place that encompasses everything you could hope to get out of a college experience and so much more.