to the Department of Residence Life & Dining Services’ web page for the
Resident Assistant (RA) and Apartment Living Assistant (ALA) selection process.
residence hall and apartment communities should provide an atmosphere that is
conducive to study as well as social interaction and individual development.
Our student staff work with students and other RLDS personnel to promote a
socially, culturally, and educationally enriching experience for students.
consider the RA/ALA to be one of the most important student staff positions on
campus, and are required to play a variety of roles:
coordinator/Community builder: planning and implementing social and educational
- Conflict mediator:
many students have never shared a living space with another person, and
sometimes, this can cause conflict. You would be a primary intermediary between
roommates in an effort to help them learn to work together, compromise, and use
problem solving to develop solutions.
- Challenges students
to take responsibility for their actions and addresses behavioral concerns.
- Serves as a resource
and listening ear to residents of community.
- Works the desk to
provide customer service to community members.
Minimum Qualifications to apply for RA/ALA Positions:
- Have earned 24 credit hours by the time of employment and lived at least one semester within RL&DS housing.
- OR: You must have worked as a RA for at least one academic year at a Wyoming Community College.
- You must maintain a minimum semester GPA of 2.5 and a cumulative GPA of 2.7 at the time hire and throughout your employment as a student staff member (3.0 graduate; 2.0 pharmacy and law).
- Be enrolled as a full-time student (12 hours undergraduate; 9 hours graduate).
- You must be available to work over Thanksgiving Recess and Spring Break.
- You must be in good standing financially, academically, and judicially with Residence Life & Dining Services and the University of Wyoming.
- You must be available from 6-8 p.m. each Monday evening of the semester for in-service and staff meetings.
- You must be available for training sessions each semester (August: 2 weeks before opening; January: 1 week before opening).
The Application Period for Fall 2013 Has Closed