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New RA Application Process


The first stage of the selection process is filling out the RA Application online.  The application contains basic information about you, your experience at Drexel, how to contact you, and when you are available for the Resident Assistant Application Process (RAAP) classes.

RA Application

NOTE: The above link will go live on December 3, 2013 (Week 11).

 Information Session

In order for your application to be complete, you must attend one of the mandatory information sessions during Week 9 in November (a final opportunity will be available during Week 1 of Winter Term). 

Available Information Session Dates:

            Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 3pm, North MPR

            Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 7pm, Stiles

            Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 at 7pm, North MPR

            Thursday, November 21st, 2013 at 3pm, North MPR

            Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 at 7pm, North MPR

 Resident Assistant Application Process (RAAP) Class

The Resident Assistant Application Process (RAAP) class is a two-session course designed to teach you what we value in the RA position.  It is also an opportunity for us to get to know you better.  The class is designed to be interactive and educational.  The RA job is primarily relational - the RAAP class is designed for you to show us how you function in relationship to others.

 Attendance at both classes is MANDATORY.  If you miss a class, you are no longer eligible for application.

 RAAP class assignments will be distributed on January 21, 2014 (Week 3) via email.  Please be sure your availability is up-to-date on your application.  If you need to change any information after submitting your application, please e-mail

 The first week of class is week 4 of the winter term, and the second class is week 6.

 Contact Meetings

The Contact Meeting is a time for you to meet with one of your RAAP class instructors.  Your contact meeting will occur in the week between your two RAAP classes.  This is not your interview!


After the RAAP classes and Contact Meeting, a group of candidates will be passed on to the interview phase of the selection process.  Interview invitations will be distributed on February 25, 2014 (Week 8).

 During the interview, you will meet with Residential Living staff members to discuss your interest in the position.  The interviews will occur March 3-4, 2014 (Week 9).


Letters will be sent to all applicants indicating if they are being offered a position for the 2014-2015 application year on March 21, 2014 (Finals Week) via email.

 Applicants will receive of three emails:

            Position Offer- This letter states that you are being offered an RA position for the 2014-2015   academic year.

Alternate Offer- This letter states that you are being offered a spot in the alternate pool. 

The alternate pool is a group of candidates that will be considered for RA positions that come open throughout the summer and the academic year.

            No Position Offer- This letter states that we are unable to offer you an RA position.