Become an RA/APA

RA/APA applications are now closed

For any questions regarding the selection process or application status, please call Residential Life at 812.237.3993, or email, or

What are we looking for?

We are looking for motivated leaders who would like to help mentor and educate first-year and upper-class students as they transition to college and continue their journey towards graduation. We create staff teams that represent the diverse communities within our residential areas, so individuals of all different backgrounds and personalities are encouraged to apply. Ultimately, we are looking for students who like to help others and want to have a meaningful impact on fellow students' lives.

What Student Staff Positions are Available?

The Academic Peer Advocate (APA) position is responsible for the academic transition on all of our first year student floors. This position supports, promotes, and facilitates academic excellence and achievement among our first year students and Sophomore Year Experience. They are responsible for intentionally reaching out to faculty and getting them involved in the residence halls and University Apartments.

The Resident Assistant (RA) position serves as an advisor for a floor community with major responsibilities including: assisting students with personal problems, interpreting and enforcing housing regulations and University policies, developing positive communities, and providing community building activities.

What are the benefits?

We would like to highlight that you earn a free room & meal plan as compensation for your services, but there is so much more. There are immeasurable personal and leadership development opportunities, to the point that this will be a highlight to place on your résumé when you are looking for internships or jobs after college. You will have the perfect answer when an interviewer asks you "Talk about a time you had to work through a difficult situation" or "Tell us how you balance multiple priorities as deadlines approach."


Students applying for the RA/APA staff positions must meet the following requirements:

  • Currently are living on campus for their second semester, or have lived on campus for 2+ semesters.

  • Have already successfully completed the SAHE 317 class, or enroll in the SAHE 317 class during the Fall 2016 semester. New hires must successfully pass the class before starting the position.

    • SAHE 317 Classes will be offered during the Spring 2017 semester at the following times:

      • M/W

        • 4:00 PM-4:50 PM

        • 10:00 AM-10:50 AM

        • 11:00 AM-11:50 AM

      • T/R

        • 3:30 PM-4:20 PM

        • 5:00 PM-5:50 PM

  • GPA Requirements

    • To be a Resident Assistant, a 2.5 semester & cumulative GPA

    • To be an Academic Peer Advocate, a 3.0 semester & cumulative GPA

  • Be in good conduct standing with the university.

Sorority Community Assistant Application

If you are interested in the Sorority Community Assistant position, this is a separate hiring process. Please contact Tracy Machtan, Associate Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life, at for more information.


Contact the Residential Life Office at (812) 237-3993, or the Student Staff Selection Committee via e-mail at


Residential Life

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Residential Life: 812-237-3993 or toll-free 888-824-3920

Residential Life Office
218 N 6th St.
Terre Haute, IN 47809

Fax: 812-237-8525

Residence Hall Front Desk Numbers

Blumberg 812-237-6641
Cromwell 812-237-6611
Rhoads 812-237-6222
Mills 812-237-5999
Burford 812-237-5371
Pickerl 812-237-6111
Erickson 812-237-3031
Sandison 812-237-6333
Hines 812-237-5666
Jones 812-237-5777
Lincoln Quad 812-237-5888

University Apartments

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Telephone UA Office: 812-237-2443

University Apartment Office
Box 107 201 Crawford Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807

Fax: 812-237-4943

UA After Hours Duty Line: 812-298-6337

Duty Hours:
Monday-Friday 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Weekends 24 hours
Holidays 24 hours

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