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As part of the application, you'll need to answer several short-answer questions. In case you wanted to work on them before you started the application (since you can't save a partial application), we're providing the questions below.

RA Applicants

  1. Why do you want to be a resident assistant? 
  2. The mission of Residence Life is “to be a home where students grow and thrive in connection with God and others.”
    • What does the idea of “home” mean to you?
    • How does your idea of “home” allow students to grow and thrive in connection with God and others? (It is not about the answer as much as the desire to get them thinking about how their views of home impact others)
  3. Please describe one to three things you have been learning in your faith journey over the past year.
  4. How does your faith impact your life?
  5. What challenges are today’s Bethel students facing? How would you address those challenges if you were hired as an RA? 
  6. What are the challenges and responsibilities of being a highly visible leader on campus? 

Returning RA Applicants

  1. Why do you want to be an RA again?
  2. What do you hope to gain from returning as an RA? 
  3. What is the most important lesson you’ve learned from being an RA this year?
  4. The mission of Residence Life is “to be a home where students grow and thrive in connection with God and others.”
    • What does the idea of “home” mean to you?
    • How has your idea of “home” allowed students to grow and thrive in connection with God and others? 
  5. How has your faith been impacted in the RA role and community living?
  6. What are the challenges and responsibilities of being a highly visible leader on campus? Give one example of how you have navigated holding others accountable to these expectations as an RA.

ARD Applicants

  1. Why do you want to be an assistant resident director (ARD)?
  2. What aspect of the ARD role excites you the most? 
  3. What are two to three ways you have grown this year? How would you expect to be challenged in the ARD role?
  4. Please describe some ways that your faith has developed in the last year. How has your faith been impacted by a leadership role and community living?
  5. The ARD role is a highly visible leadership role on campus. ARDs are expected to uphold the principles and standards outlined in the Covenant for Life Together and the Student Handbook. How have you navigated holding others accountable to these expectations as an RA or student leader? Are there any areas that have been challenging for you to personally hold to or hold others to?