Academic Year 2022-23

Resident Assistant Selection

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BE AN RA in 2023-24


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The 2023-24 application is now closed.

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RA Spotlight

Kelsey Kurian

Psychology & Management

My RA made my first year so easy. I felt cared for and welcomed. I became an RA to have that same impact for those who felt like me coming into college.

What is a Resident Assistant?

Resident Assistants (RA) are live-in, part-time student staff. Under the supervision of a Resident Director, RAs are responsible for the administration and implementation of the Nebraska Residence Life in a residential community.

  • Foster and develop community among residents.
  • Establish an atmosphere conducive to study and provide academic assistance to residents.
  • Counsel residents regarding problems or concerns and provide resource and referral information.
  • Maximize positive resident interaction and their interaction with the campus community.
  • Promote, develop, and implement programs to meet departmental goals.
  • Know and enforce on-campus housing and university policy and document any student concerns.
  • Help to maintain the safety and general well-being of residents.
  • Provide “duty coverage” for the on-campus housing community on a rotation basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The functions of all RAs are the same; however the manner in which functions are implemented may vary according to the specific community assignment.

Carrie Fitzwater | she/her/hers
Assistant Director
Abel, Sandoz, Selleck & Kauffman
402-472-1013 |
RAs with Roommate Agreement