Become a Resident Advisor


Resident Advisors (RAs) are current Whittier College students who live in the residence halls to create strong connections with students throughout the academic year.

With a heavy focus on community development and the fostering of genuine personal connections between students and others in the Whittier College community, RAs are resource referral agents, mentors, role models, advocates, and support structures for our students.

The position of RA is an opportunity to maximize personal development, maturity, and confidence during the college years.

Application Information

All Resident Advisor (RA) applicants are required to complete an online application, participate in our group process, and complete an interview. 

Students will receive additional information about the application, interview scheduling, and group process via email. Decisions are immediately following Spring Break.


Candidates are advised to visit the Center for Career and Professional Development for assistance with job interviewing skills (resume, interview skills, etc.).  

For information about Resident Advisor duties or questions about the application timeline, contact Housing & Residential Life at