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Resident Adviser

Residential Life employs 145 students as Resident Advisers (RAs). Among the entire population of 5,500 undergraduate students, our RAs emerge as leaders within the Columbia community. RAs develop a healthy community by focusing on the growth and development of each individual on their hall and promote an environment conducive to the overall wellness needs of residents. RAs are creative and energetic students who are strong team players and great listeners.

Fraternity and Sorority Life RA 2017-2018

We are now accepting applications! Submit your application.

Candidates applying for the Fraternity and Sorority Life RA position also have the opportunity to be considered for an RA position within a different area of Residential Life if not selected as a Fraternity and Sorority Life RA.

Qualifications

Fraternity and Sorority Life RA applicants must be:

  • Current, full-time, first years, sophomores or juniors in Columbia College or Columbia Engineering
  • Active members of their chapter
  • Guaranteed undergraduate housing
  • In good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • In good behavioral standing
  • In good community standing
  • Not found responsible for violations of the Gender-Based Misconduct Policy

Current Openings

  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta Rho
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Nu

Timeline

  • September 14: Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year FSL RA positions are available
  • September 23: Information Session held from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. in Broadway 120
  • September 27: Information Session help from 9 p.m.-10 p.m. in Broadway, 14th Floor, East Lounge
  • October 5 (11:59 p.m.): All FSL RA Applications are due
  • October 16: FSL RA Selection Process and Interviews
  • October 20: Status notifications sent to candidates 

Questions?

If you have questions about the Fraternity and Sorority Life RA position, please contact Yvonne Pitts, Residence Hall Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, at ylp2103@columbia.edu or 212-854-4196.

Resident Adviser 2017-18

Qualifications

RA applicants must be:

  • Current, full-time, first years, sophomores or juniors in Columbia College or Columbia Engineering
  • Guaranteed undergraduate housing
  • In good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • In good behavioral standing
  • In good community standing
  • Not found responsible for violations of the Gender-Based Misconduct Policy

Selection Seminar: Application

Prior to the selection process, Residential Life will be hosting an optional four-week long seminar that will prepare students for the selection process. The seminar will run from the end of October until the Thanksgiving Break. 

Successful completion of the seminar will result in a notation being applied to their RA Application that will increase their prospect of being hired. 

  • September 30: Sign-ups for the seminar open
  • October 12: Sign-ups for the seminar close
  • October 13: Confirmation of seminar assignments sent to candidates
  • October 19-25: Seminar One
  • October 26-November 1: Seminar Two
  • November 9-15: Seminar Three
  • November 16-22: Seminar Four

Timeline: APPLICATION

  • October 31: Applications for 2017-18 academic year RA positions become available
  • November: MANDATORY information sessions held throughout campus for students who are not participating in the RA Seminars. Applicants are required to attend one of the sessions offered; 
    • November 17, 4pm-5pm, Broadway 14 West
    • November 18, 2pm-3pm, Shaprio Lounge or Broadway 14 West
    • November 18, 4pm-5pm, McBain Lounge
    • November 19, 12pm-1pm, John Jay Lounge
    • November 20, 10am-11am, Carman 111
    • November 21, 4pm-5pm, Wallach Sky Lounge
    • November 30 at 11:59pm: All RA applications due 
    • December 7-January 22: Individual interviews held
    • December 9: Mini-selection process held for students unable to attend the regular selection process, including those who will be studying abroad for Spring 2016; athletes with scheduled games on Sunday, January 24 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and religious exemptions
    • January 22: Regular RA Selection Process
    • January 26: Status notifications sent to candidates
    • February 3: Final candidate fair
    • February 9: Final status notifications are sent to candidates

    Questions?

    If you have questions about the RA position, please contact Aaron Hukari, Residence Hall Director of Residential Life, at ah3283@columbia.edu or 212-854-5525.

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