Resident Assistant Application

Thank you for your interest in the Resident Assistant Student Staff position at Southeast Missouri State University. We are pleased you want to be a leader on campus! The selection process for the Resident Assistant position is a selective process with many more applicants than open positions. Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the interview process.

We are looking for:

  • A minimum 2.65 cumulative GPA
  • Upperclass status (will have lived on campus for 2 full semesters prior to Fall 2019)
  • In good judicial standing with the University
  • Enrolled as a full-time student during Fall 2019 Semester
  • A willingness to accept significant responsibility
  • Personal qualities of maturity, initiative, motivation, creativity, enthusiasm, and integrity

Important Dates

Applications available: Monday, December 3, 2018 at 9am
Applications due: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by 9am *
Reference forms due: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by 5pm *
Interview Sign-up: Via email link between Thursday, January 24-Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9am (Check your email, as no late sign-ups for interviews will be accepted)
Individual Interviews: Thursday, January 31, 2019-Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Notification of Invite to 2nd Stage of Interview Process: February 11, 2019

*No late applications or references will be accepted after these dates.


  • Online Application for Resident Assistant Student Staff Position
  • Resume
      Should include:
    • A listing of current and past employment
    • Any related leadership experience
    • Any group/organizational involvement
  • RA Application Questions (for upload with your application)
  • Program Proposal
  • Current photo of yourself (save photo in Microsoft Word document for upload)
  • Current RA reference (If you are an off-campus applicant, three professional references are acceptable)
  • Two (2) professional references
  • Greek reference from Chapter president if you are a Greek Area candidate

*All References will be e-mailed their Reference Form by the RA Selection Committee upon application completion. E-mails will be sent from a Southeast email account, so please make sure to inform references that they may need to check their junk folders.

If you are looking for help with your question responses and/or resume, we encourage you to visit Career Services in Academic Hall 057. For questions or concerns about the application process, please contact the Office of Residence Life 651-2274 or

Fill out my online form.


(573) 651-2274
Towers Complex 102

Office of Residence Life
One University Plaza, MS 0055
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701