Welcome to BARA!

Welcome to Be An RA (BARA) the employment site for the Resident Assistant (RA) position with the Department of Residence Services at Kent State University! The RA position position can serve as a great leadership opportunity not only by being involved in building communities that support student success at Kent State University, but also helping you with future career goals.

Resident Assistant Eligibilty Requirements: 

  • able/eligible to work 28 hours per week 
  • undergrads must have a current & cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 during the entire RA selection process
  • grad students must have a current & cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 during the entire selection process
  • must have completed at least 30 credit hours by the time of hire (summer classes will not be considered) no exceptions 



Applicants are required to attend an information meeting for your application to be considered complete. The information meetings will be held in the Kent Student Center (KSC) Governance Chambers on the following dates: 

  • Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 7, 2014- 9:30pm to 11:30pm
  • Friday, October 17, 2014 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 9:00pm to11:00pm
  • Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Monday, November 17, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm


Due to technical difficulties the application for the 2015-2016 Resident Assistant position will open Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 12:00pm EST instead of the orginial date of October 1st. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but encourage applicants to take this time to work on essay questions, cover letter/resume, and gather information for your three (3) references.


Download the required essay question response sheet at: http://www.kent.edu/sites/default/files/RA-Application-Questions.pdf