Become a Resident Advisor or Resident Success Coach!

Being an Resident Advisor or a Resident Success Coach is a rewarding and demanding experience. RA/RSCs make a difference in the lives of fellow students by supporting them and fostering communities. Being a Resident Advisor will challenge you to grow both personally and professionally. The experiences you gain in this role will serve you well for the rest of your life, no matter what career you may choose.

Resident Advisor Minimum Qualifications

  • You must be at least sophomore status at the conclusion of the semester in which you are applying.
  • You must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher at the time of application and at the conclusion of the semester in which you are applying. A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 must be maintained during the period of employment.
  • You must be full-time student status and of sophomore standing by the employment start date.
  • You must have completed at least one semester at LSSU by the employment start date.
  • You must be available for two semesters upon initial hire. Start date will be in August and end date will be late April or early May of the following year. Exact dates will be set prior to hiring.
  • You must not be on any University probation (academic or social). During the period of employment RA/RSC’s must not be in violation of any University policies or procedures.
  • You are expected to place the position as one of your highest priorities. Employment and extracurricular involvement outside of the position must have the approval of your Residence Hall Coordinator and the Director of Campus Life and Housing.  You may work no more than 10 hours per week. To work in excess of 10 hours per week requires specific approval in advance by the Residence Hall Coordinator for the time-period involved.

Resident Success Coach Minimum Qualifications

  • You must be at least sophomore status at the conclusion of the semester in which you are applying.
  • You must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at the time of application and at the conclusion of the semester in which you are applying. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 must be maintained during the period of employment.
  • You must be full-time student status and be sophomore standing by the employment start date.
  • You must have completed at least one semester at LSSU by the employment start date.
  • You must be available for employment for two semesters upon initial hire. Start date will be in August and end date will be late April or early May of the following year. Exact dates will be set prior to hiring.
  • You must not be on any University probation (academic or social). During the period of employment RA/RSCs must not be in violation of any University policies or procedures.
  • You are expected to place the position as one of your highest priorities. Employment and extracurricular involvement outside of the position must have the approval of your Residence Hall Coordinator and the Director of Campus Life and Housing. You may work no more than 10 hours per week. To work in excess of 10 hours per week requires specific approval in advance by the Residence Hall Coordinator for the time-period involved.

Application Packages

The application packages will be available to be picked up at the information sessions held in late November or early December. After that time they are made available in the Campus Life Office, in 125 Cisler Center. Applications will be due in January. Be sure to turn in your application on time; no late applications will be accepted. Each candidate is responsible for distributing the reference form to the people chosen as references. Choose two people who know you well and can give an honest evaluation of you. At least one reference must be a current employee of Campus Life and Housing.

For assured return, you may want to give them an envelope addressed to the Campus Life Office 680 W. Easterday Avenue, 125 Cisler Center, Sault Ste Marie MI 49783.

Group Process

Each candidate is required to participate in the group process interviews. The group process interviews will take place in February. The activities will allow the selection personnel to see the candidates in small group problem-solving situations. You will sign up for a group process time when your application is complete.

Individual Interviews

You will have one individual interview that will last approximately 30 minutes. Each candidate will be interviewing with a team of Residential Life staff members; among these members will be a Residence Hall Coordinator and Resident Advisor, Resident Success Coaches, or Community Advisors. On your scheduled interview day, arrive on time and be sure you know where you are going. If you do not understand a question, please ask the interviewers to restate the question. Come prepared with questions you would like to have answered. You may want to consult with the Career Development Center staff for hints on effective interviewing.

Interviews will be scheduled individually. You will be contacted once the deadline has passed and your application is complete.

Application Deadline

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Steps To Apply For A Resident Advisor Or Resident Success Coach:

  1. If you meet the RA or RSC qualifications and want to make a difference in students’ lives at LSSU, we encourage you to apply.
  2. Attend an information session about the position held in late November or early December.
  3. Fill out an applicationreference form, and complete a background information form.
    1. One reference must be from an employee of Campus Life.
    2. One reference must be a professional reference.
  4. Participate in the Group Process and individual interviews.

Questions can be emailed to reslife@lssu.edu.


References can be emailed reslife@lssu.edu or mailed to

Lake Superior State University
Campus Life Office
680 W. Easterday Avenue, 125 Cisler Center
Sault Ste Marie MI 49783