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RA Application 2020-2021

RA Applications are now closed for 2020-2021.

Thank you for your interest in the RA Position.  If you have questions, please email

What's an RA?

 Resident Assistants (RAs) at Carson-Newman work in conjuncture with the Residence Life Professional Staff to build and maintain an environment that fosters personal, intellectual, social, and spiritual growth. The role of the RA is to act as a bridge between the university and its students; RAs are expected to implement the policies of the university and help in supporting residents.

Selection Process

The requirements to become an RA include good academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.5) and an interest in both personal and professional development. The selection process includes an online application, an individual interview, and if selected, attendance to the Leadership Carousel Workshop. This extensive process is to ensure that our applicants represent and uphold the values associated with Residence Life. Carson-Newman RAs are selected based on their initiative, responsibility, and communication. Additionally, C-N RAs must have a sense of purpose as well as a respect for organization and must value and pursue fun!

Applicants who are selected to become RAs based on these qualities will then be trained to grow in these strengths. RAs attend training prior to the fall semester as well as attend meetings and continuing education These traits will be strengthened through RA training prior to the fall semester as well as professional staff meetings and RA Continuing Education (RACE). Through this selection and training process, Residence Life works to develop a safe and holistic living environment that promotes the education and growth of Carson-Newman students.


The RA position grants the recipient a scholarship for a private room as well as a $600 stipend spread over 4 pay periods.

 For more information and details, click the application link above! 

Returning RA Re-Application

If you are a current RA interested in re-applying, fill out this application. Applications will be open from December 2, 2019 until January 31, 2020. 

Applications are now closed.

*Please only submit this form if you are a current RA.*


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