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Key Responsibilities

  1. Wildcat Way - Promote and support overall student well-being and sense of belonging by implementing strategies outlined in the Wildcat Way curriculum. Strategies include: CATS Up sessions, community gatherings, community building activities, signature events, and learning moments.

  2. Leadership Development – Contribute to an atmosphere of teamwork by collaborating and participating in all required trainings, meetings, and development opportunities. Complete EDP 518 in the first semester of employment with a grade of B or better (tentative).

  3. Resident Behavior & Support – Reflect and role model positive behavior and ensure safety and security through policy enforcement based on UK’s University Housing Community Standards and Code of Student Conduct.

  4. Communication & Administration – Communicate regularly with Resident Director and complete administrative tasks, including, but not limited to hall opening/closing, weekly staff meetings, 1:1s, on – duty coverage, and incident report writing.


To be eligible for the Resident Advisor position, students must be enrolled at the University of Kentucky and meeting the following requirements and qualifications:

  1. Credit Hours: Enrolled in at least 12 undergraduate or nine graduate credit hours during the Fall and Spring semesters.
  2. Grade Point Average: Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 throughout employment.
  3. University Disciplinary Record: Students will not be eligible for the Resident Advisor position, if at the time of the employment offer, at the start or during employment if:
    1. They are on Academic Probation related to academic misconduct as identified in the Code of Student conduct; or
    2. They have any active restorative action plans for non-academic misconduct as identified in the Code of Student Conduct.
  4. Residence Hall Experience: It is preferred, but not required that candidates have lived in on – campus for at least one semester prior to start of employment.


All RAs receive a scholarship to cover the cost of housing and meal plan. Students should investigate the impact the RA position may have on their financial aid package. Please consult with the Office of Financial Aid regarding RA remuneration and its implications. 

Other Information

Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check as required by UK.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Important Dates to Remember

The RA application for 2024-2025 is now closed.

  • Deadline to Apply: October 31, 2023
  • Interviews Held: November 8 - 9, 2023 
  • Selected candidates invited to participate in the New RA Leadership Series: Early December 2023
  • The New RA Leadership Series will be held January through March 2024
  • Final RA Selection: First week of April 2024
  • New RA Jumpstart and 2024-2025 Team Meetings will be held April 26, 2024
  • RA Hiring will continue as needed throughout the spring and summer of 2024

Apply Here

The 2024-2025 RA Application is now closed.

Our next application cycle will take place in Fall 2024. 

If you have specific questions about the position, contact Lisa Lockman, Assistant Director at (859) 257-4783 or