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

Application Closed

The application for the 2015-2016 Resident Assistant position closed on November 21, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. We are no longer accepting applications at this time and will notify applicants of their status by email as updates are made by the RA Recruitment & Section Team. 

We appreciate your interest in the RA position! If you have questions or concerns regarding your application or the recruitment process, please contact us at ra_selection@kent.edu.