Department of Housing & Residence Life
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Resident Assistant (RA) position at Towson University promotes an environment in which students can learn about themselves and others, discover the world around them, and grow into model leaders. As an RA, you are expected to value learning and education, and promote an inclusive and welcoming living environment. The RA should strive to help each and every student discover themselves, others, and the collegiate experience, and also encourage them to engage and connect within their community. Through upholding Towson University policy, being an RA requires role modeling positive, professional, and inclusive behavior while serving as a representative of Housing & Residence Life.
|Application Opens||November 7th at 9 a.m.|
|Application Closes||December 2nd at 11:59 p.m.|
|Interview Offers||within first 2 weeks of January|
Resident assistant applicants must:
Step 1: Attend optional info session about the job
Step 2: Review application requirements
Step 3: Prepare your application materials
Step 4: Click the button below to apply
Once your application is received, answers will be screened by professional staff with consideration of the following:
Yes. The GPA of candidates will be verified via PeopleSoft in Spring 2023. You must meet the 2.5 minimum standard in order to continue in the process.
Yes. Applicants do not need any prior living experience on Towson University's campus in order to apply to be an RA. Due to the nature of the position, it is beneficial to have lived on campus, but not required.
Yes – you can apply now while in the program. In order to continue as a candidate - you must successfully transition to TU as a full-time student by January 2023.
If you accept an RA position, the Department of Housing & Residence Life will notify the TU Financial Aid Office. The TU Financial Aid Office will add the RA benefits to your financial aid record and notify you if those benefits cause any aid reductions. Whether or not your other financial aid offers are reduced will depend on your total Cost of Attendance, your total financial aid and the type(s) of aid you have received. Most RAs will not experience any reductions in their financial aid, some will have their student or parent loans reduced, and a much smaller portion of RAs will have their grants or scholarships reduced.
If your RA benefits do cause major changes in your grant or scholarship benefits, then we strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment with your Financial Aid Advisor to discuss your aid options before you consider any changes in your RA position. To schedule an appointment, call the Financial Aid Office at 410-704-4236. For other questions, you may also email us at finaid AT_TOWSON. If you decide to decline your RA position, contact us to request reinstatement of your reduced or canceled aid.Additional information about financial aid over-award regulations is also available in the Financial Aid Award Guide.