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Residential Education

 

  • Resident Assistants

 

  • RA Benefits: RA Housing and Meal Scholarship or the RA Housing Scholarship with a monthly stipend.  Working at the front desk, leadership experience, training and mentoring, affiliation with a team of student leaders, opportunity to help other students grow and shape their college experience.

 

  • RA Qualifications/Requirements: Must have 33 credit hours completed (1 full semester if you are a transfer student), must be a full-time student enrolled in 15 credit hours, must have a 2.8 cumulative GPA, must not be graduating in the fall semester, must submit 2 letters of recommendation (Cannot be from another student, current resident assistant or building director), may not have another University funded on-campus job, must not have been terminated from a previous housing position, outside employment and/or extra-curricular activities must not interfere with this position, good judicial and financial standings, must be willing to work weekends, nights, and holidays as needed, must attend an Information Session, must have lived on campus for at least one semester by the time employment begins.

 

  • RA Job Description: There are several basic expectations of Resident Assistants. These expectations are essential to their fostering of individual and group development for the students to and for whom they are responsible. Resident Assistants must present themselves as positive role models since their own behavior often influences the behavior of students. They must be knowledgeable about, help enforce, and personally abide by all University rules and regulations as well as state and federal laws. They must have a working knowledge of all aspects of the University so that they can appropriately mediate for, assist, advise, and be a liaison between students and other members of the University community. They must have the emotional maturity necessary to cope with the daily decisions involved in working with their living units and promoting satisfactory living conditions within the units. They must have sensitivity and concern for others as individuals and a personal commitment that may extend beyond specific RA responsibilities and demonstrate a professional attitude. Finally, they must be committed to their own personal growth, taking care to budget time for study, work, and relaxation. All Resident Assistants must have a 2.80 at the time of hire and must maintain a 2.80 GPA during their tenure as a Resident Assistant.

 

 

  • Graduate Assistants

 

  • GA Benefits: GA Housing Scholarship with a monthly stipend, working at the front desk, leadership experience, training and mentoring, affiliation with a team of student leaders, opportunity to help other students grow and shape their college experience.

 

  • GA Qualifications/RequirementsMust be accepted/enrolled in the Graduate School, must have a 3.2 cumulative GPA, must not be graduating in the Fall semester, must be a full-time student (9 credit hours), must submit 2 letters of recommendation (one from your department head, and one from a former employer or current instructor), no outside employment, must have good judicial and financial standings, must attend an informational session, must not have been terminated from a previous housing position, must be willing to work weekends, nights, and holidays as needed.

 

  • GA Job Description: There are several basic expectations of Graduate Assistants. These expectations are essential to their fostering of individual and group development for the students to and for whom they are responsible. Graduate Assistants must present themselves as positive role models since their own behavior often influences the behavior of students. They must be knowledgeable about, help enforce, and personally abide by all University rules and regulations as well as state and federal laws. They must have a working knowledge of all aspects of the University so that they can appropriately mediate for, assist, advise, and be a liaison between students and other members of the University community. They must have the emotional maturity necessary to cope with the daily decisions involved in working with their living units and promoting satisfactory living conditions within the units. They must have sensitivity and concern for others as individuals and a personal commitment that may extend beyond specific GA responsibilities and demonstrate a professional attitude. Finally, they must be committed to their own personal growth, taking care to budget time for study, work, and relaxation. All Graduate Assistants must have a 3.20 at the time of hire and must maintain a 3.20 GPA during their tenure as a Graduate Assistant.

 

 

  • Residence Hall Association (RHA)

 

  • The Residence Hall Association (RHA) at JSU was established through the Department of Housing and Residence Life and has a long-standing reputation of promoting student leadership and growth within the residence halls. RHA consists of executive board members and the RHA body, which is made up of elected representatives from each of the 8 on-campus residence halls. Our mission is to provide effective programming services for on-campus students, as well as, evaluate the needs an opinions of residence hall students on a daily basis.