Become an RA at Concordia University Wisconsin

Are you ready to demonstrate your leadership skills, grow your facilitation skills, and demonstrate your faith and study? Then you may consider being an RA!

Resident Assistants (RAs) help create a campus community through service that contributes to the growth and development of their fellow students, primarily in the residence halls. The role provides a valuable servant leadership experience and is a great way to demonstrate CUW values and help fellow students. RAs are an integral part of Residence Life at CUW.

Next Steps

  1. Check out the Sample RA Contract/Description and talk with your current RA about their experience to decide if being an RA is right for you.
    • Make sure you meet all of the position requirements listed in the Sample RA Contract!
  2. Timeline for selection process:
    • NOTE: We cannot accept late or incomplete applications.
  3. Attend an information session to learn more specifics about the job. You should also meet the Residence Life Professional Staff who will be the primary people interviewing you for the position.  
  4. Check out the list of Important Dates. These are the dates that you will be required to be on campus as an RA for the 2020-2021 school year.
    • Apply even if you are missing one or two dates, but please let us know in your individual interview!
  5. If you have decided you would like to apply to be an RA, you must apply for room selection! We can only consider applicants who have an active housing application.
  6. Update and edit your résumé. Utilize the Career Services online resources. Residence Life strongly encourages you to have a Career Services staff member look it over to make sure it's properly formatted and checked for spelling and grammar.
    • You can contact them by calling 262-243-4401 or stopping by their office in Stuenkel 103.
  7. Start and complete the application and submit to the Resident Director of the building where you currently live by Feb 24th no later than noon. Your RD will want to briefly talk to you about the position upon turning in the form. This includes:
  8. If you met all of the requirements, then you will receive an email detailing the next steps in the new RA Selection process. Good luck!

Vision of the Halls

If you'd like to learn more about the students, qualities of successful RAs, joys and needs of residents (and more!) in each of our residence halls - select one below to read about it.

Augsburg

Augsburg is male/female hall located directly in the middle of campus! It has everything from single rooms to quads and community bathrooms. The successful RA for this building will need to be intentional in building relationships one on one and making the most of every opportunity to find common ground with residents. Freshman through graduate students live in Augsburg and it’s one of the most diverse halls on campus. RAs live on their own in their RA room and you can often find students hanging out in the Augsburg kitchen making food or playing a game!

Chemnitz

Chemnitz is a male/female hall with 9-person suites, housing predominantly new students as well as Bethesda College students. Residents bring the energy and excitement to campus, providing opportunities for connection and mentorship. Successful RAs (with at least two suitemates) need to be understanding, able to facilitate roommate mediations, be available, and willing to connect with others who are different than them. RAs will need to work at helping residents create a community outside their own suite, to
connect with others in their hall and building.

Coburg

Coburg is a male/female hall with 4-person suites, consisting of four individual rooms, a living room, and a bathroom. Residents are very involved on campus, providing RAs opportunities to connect and support their residents. Residents have CUW experience, so they won't be asking many questions about the policies and procedures of campus. Successful RAs (with three roommates) need to be outgoing, supportive, genuine, and comfortable with knocking on (and down) doors. RAs need to create connections between residents of other suites and to create meaningful ways and opportunities to connect with busy residents.

Heidelberg

Heidelberg is a male/female hall, housing predominantly new students. Residents enjoy the open-door community that has multiple entrances into the hall, with close proximity to CUW's athletic facilities, the library, and The Landing. Successful RAs (can live alone or choose to have roommates) need to create a home-like environment, reach out to other halls to plan join programming, and help orient their residents to campus from multiple directions. Successful RAs need to be creative with solutions for furniture, scheduling, and roommate respect in quad rooms. Three of the RAs will have their own bathrooms, the other being across from the hall kitchen and lounge. RAs will need to refer residents to the appropriate on-campus resources in navigating their first year of college.

Katharine

Katharine is an all-female residence hall with rooms being either doubles, triples or quads. It is a cozy living community with a great view of the lake and easy access to the International Center with their many programs and food! The successful Katharine RA will proactively find ways to host residents in their room (first floor – no roommate) and find ways to connect in resident’s rooms (second floor – 2 suitemates). Katharine hosts mostly sophomores and juniors and is a great location in helping students take the next step in becoming an adult.

Regents

Regents is a male/female hall with mostly 4-person suites (there are two 5-person suites at the end of each hallway) consisting of two bedrooms, a living room, and a bathroom. Each floor has some sort of lobby or recreational space and there is a kitchen on the ground floor next to the atrium. Regents consists of predominantly sophomores and juniors and many are involved in athletics. They are familiar with resources on campus and policies and won’t need a ton of assistance in those areas. RAs have had success taking a friendship role with their residents instead of a guidance role. If you are outgoing, authentic, and have a good sense of humor you will be successful in Regents.

Wartburg

Wartburg is an all-female residence hall with all rooms being suites with 4 residents and a few that are doubles. With Wartburg being the closest residence hall both to the Nest, Cafeteria and parking structure, it is a great location with a positive and energetic community! Successful RAs (no roommates) find ways to program in the hallways and hang out in their resident’s rooms. Wartburg generally hosts sophomore students, which gives RAs a great opportunity to be support students starting to take difficult classes within their major programs. The Wartburg lounge is a great programming space with everything from Henna programs to nights devoted to watching the Bachelor on TV.

Wittenberg

Wittenberg is a male/female hall, housing predominantly new students, which includes a large athletic population. Residents live in triple or quad rooms, with access to the ice rink, fire pits, grassy areas, kitchen, and lounge. Successful RAs use their large rooms (can live alone or choose to have roommates), their close proximity to other RAs, or the outdoor spaces for programming and will continue building on Wittenberg's historically open door community. Successful RAs listen well, encourage healthy relationships, and facilitate roommate mediations.

Questions?

If you have questions, please contact:


Quinn Roekle
Resident Director of Coburg
Coburg 123
262-243-4568
Quinn.Roekle@cuw.edu