University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Resident Assistants


The Resident Assistant (RA) is a critical member of the Residence Life staff. The RA is an undergraduate student who works with students in their residence community to provide an academically-conducive and socially-enriching environment.  

The RA is trained to serve as a resource to students about campus resources. The RA also provides social and enrichment programming to meet the needs of his or her specific area.

A good RA is conscientious, dedicated, personable, and able to interact with a wide variety of students in a positive manner. The RA role is time-intensive. Good RAs are also able to balance conflicting commitments with academic, social, and job responsibilities.

RA Application Process

All applications are due by Thursday, February 3.  To access the Resident Assistant application, go to: and click on the Johnstown Campus Housing & Dining Services task box.  Select the Resident Assistant application link.

Candidates will be notified of their acceptance into the selection process on a rolling basis as final applications are submitted. All candidates who are accepted into the process will be required to participate in RA Shadowing. More details will be provided via email once you are accepted into the process.

Contact Kelly Devett, Assistant Director of Residence Life, (814-269-7106).