All applicants must meet the following requirements:
Informational meetings will scheduled and posted.
Student staff members take an active part in making each residence hall a well-rounded and responsible community that encourages respect among all residents. Responsibilities will fall into three categories: problem solving, programming and administration. By promoting a positive and open atmosphere, you are genuinely involved in making the residential experience valuable and meaningful to our students, an experience they will carry with them throughout their lives. If you want to make a difference in your life and the life of your peers, read more about student staff opportunities below.
SUNY Cortland is an AA/EEO/ADA RHDs.
The RA serves as a liaison between the student affairs staff and students. RAs:
Within these roles, RAs have several areas to focus on: their floor, their hall and the College. They are to be aware of the needs of the floor, the hall and the College as a whole, while being supportive of the College’s programs and activities. RAs are a unifying force that unites the floor and promotes a sense of belonging and community throughout the hall and the College.
Applicants must be of sophomore standing at the time of employment or have been a student for at least one semester if a transfer student. The RA position requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to go through the selection process. A 2.5 cumulative GPA is required at the end of the current semester in order to assume and
The academic peer mentor (APM) serves as an academic resource to students in low-rise buildings. APMs:
RAs are provided with a free single room with a full-sized bed and APMs are provided with a free room for every semester they are on staff.
In the RA and APM roles you have the chance to positively influence someone’s life. Be part of a team that changes lives everyday.
RAs receive a $600 stipend and APMs a $300 stipend, every semester, as well as a 10% College Store discount.
RAs and APMs participate in an intensive training program every fall and also go through continued on-going training to help develop their full potential.
When employers see you were a residence life staff member on your resume, they see a leader sitting before them.
RAs gain invaluable experience leading others, and are given the opportunity to improve necessary skills such as public speaking and conflict resolution.