Welcome to Arkansas State University!

The Summer Resident Assistant (Summer RA) is responsible for assisting in the operation of the residence hall's activities, student conduct, and general administration under a philosophy of enhancing student growth and development.


  • Participate in “on duty” rotation
  • Report and follow-up on maintenance concerns
  • Maintain accurate record of residents within assigned community
  • Assist with opening and closing of summer residential communities
  • Assist residential staff with periodic reports
  • Assist with emergency procedures and drills in residential communities as needed
  • Attend and contribute to weekly staff meetings
  • Attend weekly one on one meetings with supervisors
  • Serve at least 10 hours at the summer desk
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Student Development:

  • Conduct regular community meetings
  • Plan and implement community events throughout the summer to encourage students
  • Serve as a role model to students
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with summer residents
  • Serve as resource to students and make referrals as necessary
  • Be alert to and recognize serious issues/concerns and notify supervisors
  • Create/maintain educational bulletin boards within residential communities
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Adhere to and enforce all University policies and regulations
  • Assist in maintaining a community conducive to study
  • Mediate conflicts as they arise
  • Document policy infractions


  • Minimum of one semester as a Resident Assistant
  • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Ability to relate to others


  • Summer RA appointment is from May 11th-August 11, 2017.
  • Summer RAs may be permitted to take classes during the summer, or serve in an internship, as long as they can maintain desk and room visibility hours


  • Training for the summer is May 12th from 10am to 5pm.


Summer RAs receive a stipend of $1836.00 for the summer (equivalent to 18hours/week), with the ability to be compensated for additional hours (up to 28 hours/week). A furnished bedroom is also included.