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Resident Assistant


The Resident Assistant (RA) role is a student leadership position for undergraduate or graduate students interested in working with residents on campus as a mentor, role model and resource. Responsibilities include: helping others, advising, leadership, policy enforcement, emergency response, upholding community standards, implementing the residential experience, communication, team development, administrative tasks, and professionalism. Click here for the RA Position Description

Qualifications to be an RA:

During the academic year you are an RA, you must:

  1. have full-time student status
  2. have been at USC for at least one year or one semester (for Spring Admits)
  3. have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and maintain a 2.5 semester GPA (3.0 for graduate students)
  4. not have classes Wednesday evenings between 7:30-9:30 pm
  5. not be planning to study abroad that Fall or Spring


RAs receive a USC Hospitality Residential Dining meal package and either a furnished single room, one-bedroom apartment, or two-bedroom apartment in USC Housing. Multi-bedroom Apartment RAs have a single bedroom in this shared living space and may share with two other roommates in the other bedroom(s). These RAs are provided a limited time period to request roommate(s) for these shared spaces.

Please Note: Unfortunately Ph.D. students are not eligible to participate in the Resident Assistant position.  USC’s Graduate School has informed us that due to the time constraints and intense demand of study toward the PhD, all PhD students at USC are not eligible to serve as a resident assistant.  If you are in a doctoral program that is not PhD (i.e. EdD), you are allowed to apply for the position.