Resident Assistant

Become an RA

A resident assistant, or RA, is an upperclass student who serves students living in the residence halls.

The RA role is one of a community facilitator and role model, providing leadership and assisting residents in developing a positive community environment throughout the building.

The RA program is part of the overall educational activity and programming provided by University Housing and helps educate the RAs on a variety of issues relevant to student housing and student affairs among other areas.

A positive learning environment is one where active learning takes place through RA facilitated opportunities for faculty and resident interaction, seeking resident involvement and creating a sense of community among residents.

Mandatory Interest Sessions

Interested in applying to be an RA for the 2021-2022 academic year? Please plan on attending one of these mandatory interest sessions.

The session will cover requirements and expectations of the position, information on how to apply for the position, as well as information on the interview process.

All interest sessions will be hosted on Zoom. Please make sure you have a UARK Zoom account set up or you have merged your existing Zoom account with your UARK email. You can do this by going to

To sign up for an interest session, visit the University Housing event calendar on Hogsync.

Contact Us

Follow @UARKRA on Instagram and Twitter.

If you have any questions, please email