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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. From your understanding, describe the purpose of the RA role and some of the responsibilities of an RA. Why do you want to be a part of the work of Residence Life?
  2. Describe a life experience you have had and how it has prepared you to be an RA.
  3. Please describe how your faith has developed in the last year. How does your faith impact how you live out your life within community?
  4. What needs have you seen within the living areas on Bethel’s campus? How would you address these needs as an RA?
  5. The RA role is a highly visible leadership role on campus. Explain the value of upholding the principles and standards outlined in the Covenant for Life Together and the Student Handbook. Please describe how you will hold yourself and others accountable to these principles. During your time at Bethel, are there any areas of the Covenant or Handbook that have been challenging for you?

Returning RA Applicants

  1. Why do you want to be an RA again? How will you maintain motivation for a second year?
  2. What are 2-3 things you have learned or grown in this year as an RA? In what ways have you been most challenged as an RA?
  3. Please describe some ways that your faith has developed in the last year. How has your faith been impacted by the RA role and community living?
  4. As you know, the RA role is a highly visible leadership role on campus. How have you navigated holding others accountable to these expectations as an RA? Are there any areas that have been challenging for you to personally hold to or hold others to?
  5. If rehired, how do you anticipate navigating the challenges of having a new team and/or working with a new RD?

ARD Applicants

  1. From your understanding, describe the purpose of the ARD role and some of the responsibilities of an ARD. Why do you want to be an assistant resident director?
  2. What are some strengths you observed in yourself during the RA role or your previous leadership role that would help you to be a successful ARD?
  3. What are 2-3 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 your leadership role and community living?
  5. As you know, the ARD role is a highly visible leadership role on campus. 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?