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RA & AC Application Info

Interested in joining the residence life team? We're looking for student leaders committed to demonstrating Christ's character by serving their fellow residents and developing campus culture. 

How to Apply in Three Steps

1. Meet the general eligibility requirements.

  • You must demonstrate the ability to succeed academically. A 2.5 or greater cumulative GPA is normally required.
  • You must have sophomore, junior or senior academic standing for the following academic year.
  • Apartment Coordinators (ACs) must meet the requirements of living in apartments (Junior or 20 years old by September 1, 2024)

2. Complete and submit an RA/AC application on Microsoft Forms - no longer on Handshake! (Opens December 27, 2023).


3. Complete all steps in the interview process – you will be given details about the next steps in the process as you move through the various interview stages.


  • Resident Advisors earn an RA grant equal to the cost of housing in their assigned residence hall (2024-2025). 
  • Apartment/Area Coordinators earn a grant equal to half the cost of a standard double room.

Conditions of Acceptance

  • Confirm residential student status for the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Sign the RA/AC Contract, which includes specific conditions and expectations.


Dec. 27 Applications live
Jan. 17 Applications due
Jan. 22 Invitation to submit references
Jan. 28 References due
Jan. 31 Invitation for interviews
Feb. 5-15 Interviews
Mar. 1 Offer letters sent


How many hours per week is the RA/AC job commitment?
Although there are busier and quieter seasons within each semester, on average an RA is committing to 15-20 hours per week and an AC is committing to 8-10 hours per week.

Do I get to pick my roommate if I'm an RA/AC?
Yes! RA/AC roommates are often a huge support in your ministry to residents, so you will typically work with the RD of the staff you are joining to make sure the person you select as a roommate will be a good fit/support for you over the coming year.

Can I be an athlete and an RA/AC at the same time?
Yes! Every year we have a number of athletes who serve on residence life staff. The key to success is proactive communication between the athlete, coach, and RD.

How many hours per week can I be committed to outside residence life?
As a general rule of thumb, we recommend not more than 10 hours per week of additional extracurricular activities (clubs, work, band, etc.). 

As a new applicant, what questions will I answer on the application?
There are five short essay essay questions on the application, listed below.

1. Describe your journey as a Christian and how it has developed in recent years.
2. Please list your personal qualities and characteristics that make you well suited for the RA/AC position.
3. What challenges do you anticipate facing as an RA/AC?
4. Are there any Gordon policies that you disagree with or would have difficulty enforcing? If so, why?
5. As an RA/AC, part of your role would be to participate in Gordon’s mission of Shalom. How would you as an RA or AC help promote Shalom (as defined in the GC shalom statement) on campus?

In addition to these essay questions, you will need to upload a current resume and a one-minute video explaining why you want to be an RA/AC.

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