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2014-2015 RA Info Session

Presentation for the selection process

Carl Krieger

on 3 December 2014

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Transcript of 2014-2015 RA Info Session

Training and Support

Training and Leadership Workshops
-All staff return early in August to train and prepare for opening
-Return a few days early in January to do the same
Principles of Peer Leadership (Lecture and Recitation)
Staff Meetings and Professional Development
Your Supervisor
Your Residents
Be the Key
Supporting the Mission
Why you're here
Housing + Residence Life
Resident Advisor
Process Details
Resident Advisor
Resident Advisor Role
in VT community
vision, mission, community development
the resident advisor
living learning communities
application and timeline
the experience
Q + &A
Ut Prosim
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a public land-grant university serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. The discovery and dissemination of new knowledge are central to its mission. Through its focus on teaching and learning, research, and outreach, the university creates, conveys and applies knowldge to expand personal growth and opportunity, advance social and community development, foster economic growth and improve the quality of life.
The Mission of Housing & Residence Life at Virginia Tech is to provide inclusive communities that engage students in exceptional living and learning experiences within safe, clean, and well-maintained environments that foster a sense of belonging.
What is a Resident Advisor?
Living-Learning Communities
Resident Advisors in
Living-Learning Communities
How is it different and the same?
RAs in Living-Learning Communities have theme specific tasks (that vary widely) as a part of the curricular plans that support the program (either in curriculum or co-curricular activities)
Who are Resident Advisors?
Club Officers
Members of Underrepresented Communities
Conduct Peer Advisors
Artists, Singers, Dancers
Curious Scholars
Sophomores through Super-Seniors
Family Members

RA Skill Development
Eligibility to Apply

Have lived two semesters on VT's campus
2.25 cumulative GPA
Good standing with both Student Conduct (not on active sanctions) and the Honor Court
Complete the Housing Application Process (HAP)
The General Process
Attend Information Session
Does not meet conduct requirement
Meets conduct requirement
Does not meet grade requirement
Meets grade requirement
Does not pass application review
Passes application review
Formal Individual and Group Interviews
Hired with placement
Ineligible for hire
The Application Process

Online Application
- Choose the time period for consideration
Essay Portion
Living-Learning Community Essay Option

Let's take a look:
The Interview Process

Informal Interview

Full Weekend
-Individual Interview
-Group Interview

Students are encouraged to visit Career Services to prepare for the interview process. A resume is not required.
Dates and Deadlines

November 14, 2014 (Apps due)
Fall Process - Dec. 5th - Dec. 6th

January 25, 2014 (Apps due)
Spring Process- Feb. 13th- Feb 14th
Housing Application Process (HAP)
Tuesday, January 20th to Friday, January 23rd
The Benefits
Leadership Opportunities
Opportunities for careers in student affairs
Room Stipend
- All resident advisors will have a roommate
Transferrable skills
The Experience
Resident Advisors are people who change lives. they are the cornerstones of the student experience in the residence halls. They embrace community, foster residents' curiosity and challenge the status quo to support open-mindedness and civility.
Thank you!
Does not complete Housing Application Process
Completes Housing Application Process
Aspirations for student learning
For Specifics about the Residential Colleges, please contact:
HRC at EAJ - Jay Read - jayread@vt.edu
RC at WAJ - Andy Foiles - afoiles@vt.edu
- You're an RA first, being part of the LLC is just an added bonus!
- You should be interested in living and being part of this community
- Before you apply, be sure that you are knowledgeable about the community!
They don't do more than non-LLC RA's, they just do things differently!
-Expect to interview with a faculty member or an administrator associated with each LLC
Informal Interview
Does not pass Informal Interview screening
Commit to unwavering CURIOSITY
Virginia Tech students will be inspired to lead lives of curiosity, embracing a life-long commitment to intellectual development.
Virginia Tech students will form a set of affirmative values and develop the self-understanding to integrate these values into their decision-making.
Virginia Tech students will understand and commit to civility as a way of life in their interactions with others.
Prepare for a life of COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP
Virginia Tech students will be courageous leaders who serve as change agents and make the world more humane and just.
Embrace UT PROSIM as a way of life
Virginia Tech students will enrich their lives through service to others.
Residential Curriculum
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