Resident Assistants (RAs) are undergraduate, upper class students who provide leadership in a residential community on the IUPUI campus. The RA is responsible for building community among residents, supporting diversity and inclusion, enforcing policies, providing after hour services and maintaining an atmosphere conducive for academic and personal success. Through the utilization of a residential curriculum, the RAs provide opportunities, both active and passive, to engage the residents in topics that are important for current and future independence.
To become an RA, you must first attend an information meeting about the position. View the RA Application Overview which contains the dates for the information meetings. Once you've attended an information session, apply here.
Summer employment with Housing and Residence Life is a unique opportunity to gain work experience, earn some money, and take a class or two to help make progress towards your degree.
Summer Conference Assistants are an important part of our summer conference team. Assisting conference guests and interns, working the community desk, and being on-call for guests are just a few of the tasks these student workers take on during our summer months. Some conference assistant positions include live-in, on-call responsibility. These positions lower your housing costs for the summer, as you receive complementary housing as part of your compensation.
Housing Ambassadors serve as one of the welcoming faces of the Housing and Residence Life office. With a customer service focus, ambassadors give the housing portion of the admissions tour, represent the office at outreach events, answer our main phones and emails, and help answer questions on our social media accounts.
Each year we have ambassadors that return to take a peer leadership role as a senior ambassador, where they can earn more, manage more complex projects, and help shape the perspective student experience.