Resident Advisors are vital members of the Residence Life team! A few of their expectations and responsibilities include:

Positive role models for peers at AIC

Commitment to their own growth and the growth of others

Open-minded and receptive to feedback

Interact with a diverse population of residents

Accept others and are approachable

Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)

Show self-confidence, self-discipline, and self-awareness

Are able to solve problems and make sound decisions

Exhibit a positive attitude

To learn more about being an RA, join us at an optional info session:

  • Tuesday, December, 13th at 8:30pm in the Hines Hall - 6th Floor Lounge
  • Tuesday, January 17th at 6:00pm in the Pouch Hall - 1st floor/basement lounge
  • Friday, January 20th at 6:00pm in the Campus Center - CCA

Thank you for your interest in joining the Residence Life team at AIC! Please read below for more information on how to apply for the Resident Advisor position.

This application is for positions that begin Fall 2023. Successful candidates will need to complete a background check with Human Resources. Please fill out the following form to officially apply for the Resident Advisor position! This application is due by February 1, 2022.


  • At least sophomore status by August 1, 2023
  • 18 years old by August 1, 2023
  • 2.5 Cumulative GPA 
  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student at AIC
  • Does NOT hold full-time employment


  • Attendance at mandatory trainings in August and January prior to the start of classes
  • Availability to assist with hall opening and closings for all break periods, including after commencement
  • Live-in assigned residence hall room
  • Attendance at weekly staff meetings: Mondays at 9pm

RA Selection Timeline:

  • Monday, December 5: RA Application Opens
  • Wednesday, February 1: RA Application Due
  • Friday, February 10 2:30pm-5pm:  Group Process (Invite Only)
  • February 20 - February 24: Individual RA Interviews (Invite Only)
  • March 10: RA Application Update