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Students working in paraprofessional positions, such as Resident Assistants, are vital to the residence hall program and provide great services to their fellow residents. Students can become Desk Assistants, Office Assistants and Student Assistant Coordinators for Residence Life.

For more information, contact the Office of Residence Life at or (813) 253-6239.


Resident Assistants (RAs) live and work within one of the residence halls to foster a welcoming community for residents. Under the direct supervision of an Area Coordinator (AC) or Assistant Director (AD), RAs work to create a positive and safe community by utilizing our Spartan Living residential curriculum. 

Students interested in becoming a resident assistant for the 2022-2023 academic year can apply online via the link RA application.

Current first-year residential students are eligible to start in Fall 2022 and the application is due Monday, Dec. 6, 2021.

Current continuing residential students are eligible to start as early as Spring 2022 and the application is due Friday, Nov. 5, 2021.

All applicants for the RA position must: 

  • Complete all required application materials.
      • Submit a written application through the link above.
      • Attend an information session in the Fall 2021 semester (more details of dates and times will be shared through email).
  • Have been enrolled at The University of Tampa as a full-time student for one year prior to the start of employment.
  • Have and maintain a minimum 2.6 (undergraduate) or 3.0 (graduate) semester and cumulative GPAs.
  • Satisfactory passing of both a student record check and background check 

Students interested in applying or who have already applied are required to attend one RA Information Session, in which we will cover all of the important aspects of the role and provide more in-depth information to all prospective candidates. RA Information Session will be offered both in-person and virtually. Below is the full schedule of Information Sessions:

Candidates who successfully meet the above requirements will be invited to participate in a virtual RA interview via Zoom in November or January. More information on times and structure of the interview will be provided to those candidates who move forward in our selection process.

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Desk Assistants (DA) staff the main desk area of each residence hall. DAs also check out materials to residents, such as vacuum cleaners, recreational equipment, and act as liaisons to the building supervisor and resident assistants during operating hours. These students also answer phones, take messages, answer questions and perform other related duties as directed by the student assistant coordinator and/or building supervisor.

Information Desk Attendants (IDA) provide knowledge about University services and events to the campus community and guests of The University of Tampa. IDAs are responsible for providing excellent customer service 24 hours a day while managing the daily operations of the Vaughn Center information desk including the distribution of loan keys and logging packages.

Student Assistant Coordinators (SAC) work with the assistant directors and area coordinators of each residence hall to coordinate a variety of administrative duties, assist with programming, and staff training and development. The student assistant coordinators work up to 20 office hours each week.

Office Assistants(OA) serve as first point of contact and representative for the Office of Residence Life and are responsible for assisting with day-to-day administrative and customer service responsibilities. These student employees are a service provider and resource for current residential students, families, visitors and persons outside of the University community. OAs report directly to the staff assistant. 

Housing Operations Student Assistants (HOSA) are responsible for providing customer service and administrative support to the residence life team while managing the daily operations and processes of key inventory, data entry and marketing of housing operations. HOSAs report to the associate director of residential facilities operations and staff assistant.