Summer 2013 Resident Assistants

The Residence Life Office is now accepting applications for Summer Resident Assistants. The Summer RA is a part-time, live-in position that provides free room for the term of employment. The term of employment is from Monday, May 19 – Sunday, August 10, 2014. To apply, submit a completed application (found below or can be picked up in the office), current resume, reference form, and RD/AD statement to the Residence Life Office by April 11.

 Summer 2014 RA Application

For more information concerning 2014 Summer RA positions please contact Laura Smith, Housing Coordinator, at 865-981-8355 or

Resident Assistant Job Description

Each floor or wing is staffed with one Resident Assistant (RA). RAs are upper-class students who plan activities and programs for the floor, serve as a resource for the residents on the floor, and assist residents with getting involved in campus life. Each RA is trained in helping skills, crisis intervention, conflict mediation, and other areas to help residents cope with the any issues they might experience.

Full Job Description

Resident Assistant Compensation

  • $1950 stipend for the year
  • Single room at the double-occupancy room rate
  • Grant for half of the cost of the RA's room
  • Free parking permit
  • Development of marketable, resume-building skills
  • It's fun!

Resident Assistants 2013 - 2014

The application process for the 2013 - 2014  Residence Life staff has ended! Thank you to all who applied. We had over 60 applicants for 29 positions. More information about the staff for the 2013-14 year will be out soon. 

For further information, contact Ben Wicker, Assistant Director of Residence Life, at 865-981-8193 or