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Becoming an RA for the Office of Residence Life

Challenges as an RA


Advice for RAs

The RA Position

General Information

  • There are 177 RA positions across campus during the academic year. This includes the 52 Learning Community Resident Advisors.
  • RA positions are available on North Campus and South Campus for the academic year.
  • The academic year RA remuneration includes room and board (housing and meal plan) valued at a total of $8,115.00 a semester.  If you are a Learning Community RA, there is the opportunity to earn additional compensation.  
  • All candidates interested in participating in the RA recruitment process, may not have an active disciplinary status at the time of application and/or time of employment.


Become a Learning Community Resident Advisor

We invite you to consider applying to be a Learning Community Resident Advisor! From planning programs, interacting with the faculty, and helping student successfully transition to Syracuse University, Learning Community Resident Advisors (LCRAs) have a huge impact on the experience of the learning community students.

LCRAs are just like other RAs, but with a few added tasks and responsibilities at an additional 50 hours a year, which include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with providing 8 additional LC engagement opportunities a year
    • Welcome event
    • LC Palooza
    • Fall Bonding event
    • Faculty Experience event
    • Spring Re-connect event
    • Experiential Enrichment event
    • Diversity & Inclusion event
    • End of the year closure event
  • Interact with Learning Community Faculty/Staff at team meetings or when planning programs
  • Serve as a teammate to peer mentors and those serving on a learning community team
  • Serve as an on-going recruitment ambassador to potential LCRAs and incoming first-year Learning Community residents

To compensate for the extra responsibility, LCRAs receive a maximum of approximately $600 per year.