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Resident Assistants (RAs) and Community Managers (CMs) significantly impact and influence student success at the University of South Florida – Tampa. Via the residential curriculum, RAs and CMs implement various initiatives that facilitate student learning. They are peer educators who make our communities the best place to live, learn, and work.

CMs support students in Greek Village and must be a member of the chapter they serve. RAs support students in our more traditional residential communities. The responsibilities, roles, and expectations of RAs and CMs are very similar.

The New Student Staff (RA and CM) Application for the 2020-21 academic year opened on September 16, 2019 and is available via the Housing Portal within Resident Assistant and Community Manager Applications. This application includes responses to two short answer questions and a video. The application will close on December 2, 2019 at 11:59 pm.

New 2020-21 RA/CM candidates are encouraged to join the 2020-21 Residential Education Student Staff Selection Facebook Group to connect with other applicants, current RAs/CMs, and members of the Student Staff Selection Committee. This Facebook Group is a great place to ask questions and participate in optional Facebook Live! Chats on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7 pm and Monday, January 20, 2020 at 7 pm. Participation in this Facebook Group is not required as part of the selection process.

Informational Sessions
Attendance at one of the informational sessions below is mandatory to persist as a candidate in the selection process for 2020-21 RAs and CMs. Tardy arrival to a session and/or early departure from a session will not satisfy this requirement. Failure to attend one of these informational sessions in their entirety will disqualify candidates from the selection process. These informational sessions are approximately 60 minutes in duration.

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 8 pm in Juniper-Poplar (JP) 1317
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 6 pm in Maple C Multipurpose Space
  • Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 8 pm in Juniper-Poplar (JP) 1317
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 8 am in Holly L
  • Monday, November 18, 2019 at 9 pm in Juniper-Poplar (JP) 1317
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 10 pm in Argos Study Lounge (Above Argos Exchange)

For more information about the selection process, visit this website featuring timeline information and this website featuring responses to frequently asked questions.