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Office of Residence Life
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104
Fax: 610-740-3789

Residential Leadership

Living on campus at Cedar Crest allows you the opportunity to engage the campus community in a variety of ways and become more of leader within the community. The Office of Housing & Residence Life is always looking for student leaders to become staff members, like Resident Advisors (RAs), or also looking for students to get involved in Hall Council (student government for the residence halls).

Resident Advisors

Resident Advisors (RAs) are student staff members who live and work in the residence halls. Resident Advisors help to build community in the residence halls and serve as an administrator, educator, mediator, and role model for the students living on campus. The role of the RA provides them the opportunity to better connect with faculty, staff, students, and other members of the college community to help make the student residential experience the best it can be.

RAs are expected to develop an awareness and sense of responsibility for all matters in the residence halls. The ability to develop a good rapport with students, to foster individual responsibility and personal growth among residents, and to respond to emergencies are all important considerations in selecting an individual for this position. Desirable characteristics for RAs also include maturity, acceptance of others, honesty, openness, initiative, flexibility, reliability, a sense of humor, emotional stability, good communication skills, and leadership.

The Office of Housing & Residence Life typically starts the application process for the upcoming academic year in late January. Other search processes may occur throughout the year if positions are available. Students can access the Resident Advisor application by going onto the Leadership tab (under Leadership opportunities) in MyCedarCrest.

Students are advised to check their Cedar Crest e-mail account for additional information regarding individual and group interview dates in addition to important deadlines.

For any further information or questions, please contact the Office of Housing &Residence Life at or at (610) 606-4603.

Resident Advisor Job Description

RHRA (Residence Hall Representatives Association)

This association is a group of resident students from each residence hall who are excited to grow the residential community and get more involved in their community. This group helps to advocate for resident students and supports programming efforts within the residence halls.