RA Selection General Information
The RA Selection Process is a multi-step process.
The descriptions below are meant to help you understand each phase and your role in the process.
Application: The first stage of the selection process is filling out the RA Application on-line. 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.
Resident Assistant Application Process (RAAP) Class: The RAAP class is a two-session course designed to teach you what we value in the RA position and 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 RAAP classes is mandatory. If you miss a class you are no longer eligible for application.
Contact Meeting: The contact meeting is a time for you to meet with one of your RAAP instructors. Your contact meeting will occur in the week between your two RAAP classes.
Interviews: After the RAAP classes and contact meetings, a group of candidates will be passed on to the interview phase of the selection process. During the interview you will meet with Residential Living staff members to discuss your interest in the position.
Selection: Letters will be sent to all applicants indicating if they are being offered a position.
Position Offer: This letter states that you are being offered a RA position.
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 a RA position.