What is a Resident Assistant?DSC_0986-300x199.jpgA Resident Assistant (RA) is a student staff member of Colorado Northwestern who oversees a floor in 1 of our 3 residence halls. RA's are responsible for building a community within their assigned residents, and enhance the overall experience of the students living on campus. These student staff members are the initial contact in the residence halls to help address any student concern or issues. Our goal is to have Resident Assistants make a happy, healthy, and a successful living space for our residence halls at CNCC.  

Responsibilities of an RA

Resident Life

Community DevelopmentThe Residents Assistants are responsible for a wide variety of tasks that are within five major categories. These tasks include, but are not limited to:

Selection & Employment

The Resident Assistant Selection process for the following year begins in March. Interested candidates can pick up applications from the Campus Life office front desk in Weiss or download them here.


Candidates must fill out the application completely; include a resume, letter to your residents, and 3 reference forms (2 Faculty/Staff, and 1 RA). If the applicant is a student athlete, they must provide a signed letter from their coaching staff stating they support the candidate’s decision to be an RA, they understand the time commitment associated with being an RA, and their willingness to be flexible.

The individual and group interviews are conducted with the Professional Residence Life Staff. Candidates on the Rangely Campus can schedule their individual interview with Associate Director of Campus Life, Jennifer Rea, between 9 am and 2 pm, Monday thru Friday, upon completion of application. Candidates on the Craig Campus can turn their application in to Marlena O'Leary, Executive Assistant to Executive Cabinet.

Student Leadership Selection Outline


Students interested in being a part of Student Leadership can pick up application from the Campus Life office front desk in Weiss or download one here.

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