Alt Resident Assistant Application 2024-25

Hello Students, 

The Office of Residence Life Is looking for Alternative RAs for the Fall 2024 semester!

Alternative RAs are an important part of the RA Selection process! 

These paraprofessional staff members have the most direct and consistent contact with residential students living across our residence halls. Resident Assistants must desire to emulate a positive experience at OW and within the residence halls, be open to diverse student personalities, cultures, and identities, be willing to step outside of their comfort zone, and set an example for fellow students to model their behavior. We hope that you will join us to experience this rewarding position.

The primary responsibilities of Resident Assistants include but are not limited to:
• Must be flexible regarding time (including nights and weekends).
• Be able to relate to a wide variety of individuals and needs.
• Provide informal counsel and support for residents.
• Plan programs and activities for residents that address their needs.
• Perform essential administrative tasks.
• Be sensitive to diversity in lifestyles.
• Employ appropriate customer service standards.
• Must adhere to the highest standards of ethical behavior.
• Explain and enforce the policies of the College and Office of Residential Life

  • Outside employment, internships, and extracurricular activities may not collectively exceed 15 hours per week.
  • RA’s may NOT student teach or co-op.
  • RA's May not hold an executive board position in SGA and RHA during their employment as an RA.

Candidates for the Resident Assistant position must meet the following requirements:

  • Maintain a minimum 2.50 semester and cumulative GPA.

  • Remain free from academic or disciplinary probation

  • Must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States for SUNY Old Westbury and Provide I9 documentation. 

Please note: All applicants must be able to attend RA Training August 12th -26th 

Positions are NOT guaranteed. If you are selected as an alternative resident assistant, you will be placed on standby until an RA position is offered to you.  


Thursday, June 6th:  Application opens 9 AM
Friday, June 21st   Applications closes at 5 PM 

Anticipated Timeframe:

June 24- July 8th 

(9AM - 4pm) 

Candidates for the Alt RA position will participate in an individual interview process 

Questions or concerns can be directed to

Stephanie Strippoli (She, Her) 

Assistant Director of Residential Life for Crisis, Health and Wellness

Office Of Residential Life 

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