Resident Advisor Application Process

2018 - 2019 Resident Advisor Application Process



The Resident Advisor (RA) position is one of the most challenging and fulfilling commitments you can assume as a college student. You will have the opportunity to interact with others and change lives, learn time management skills, expand your awareness of our on-campus community, and enrich your experience here at Ohio State ATI. Through these opportunities you will receive a broad-based, skill-building experience. Resident Advisors need to possess maturity, responsibility, strong communication skills, leadership, and sensitivity to a diverse and inclusive population.

Enclosed in this packet you will find the following helpful resources:

  • Academic standards and minimum qualifications guide
  • Roles and responsibilities of the RA
  • Terms of employment  
  • Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
  • Application for employment
  • 3 reference forms

Applications for the Resident Advisor selection process are due online no later than Friday, January 19, 2018. You may check with our office at any time to see if you are missing any of the required materials. References will be accepted through January 23, 2018.

The Ohio State University and the Office of Student Life is committed to creating a positive and developmental experience centered around the core values of community, learning, wellness, and inclusion for all students living in the Applewood Village.  We are pleased that you are considering this opportunity!


  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. in the Housing Community Room.
  • Monday, December 11, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. the Housing Community Room.

There will be an opportunity to meet members of the current village staff and have your questions answered.                                                


November 27  Applications become available!
December 7 RA Information Session One at 2:30 PM
December 11 RA Information Session Two at 12:00 PM
January 19 Applications are due by 11:59 PM
January 19-22 Applications are scored
January 22 References due
January 24 Interviews are offered
January 25-26 Interview sign-ups
January 29- February 1 Interviews
February 2 Inviations to participate in Resident Advisor Seminar 
Week of February 5 RA Seminar begins
March 12-16 Spring Break (no seminar)
March 29 RA Seminar ends
March 30 Position offers are extended
April 3 Offer acceptance deadline
April 4 Hiring decisions sent to Columbus



Information Packet (coming soon)

Further questions? Contact:

Mick Steiner
Ohio State ATI
Housing Coordinator, Applewood Village
(330) 287-7504