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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. What draws you to the RA position?  What do you see as the most significant aspects of the role? 
  2. What previous leadership experiences have you had that would equip you for the role of RA?
  3. In what ways would you hope to grow in your leadership through participation in this experience?
  4. Knowing that the RA is a highly visible leader on campus at Bethel University, why do you believe it is important for the RA to uphold the principles and standards outlined in the Covenant for Life Together and the Student Handbook? During your time at Bethel, are there any areas of the Covenant or Handbook that have been challenging for you? How will you hold yourself and others accountable to these principles?
  5. How have you grown spiritually since coming to Bethel? Please offer some ways in which Jesus Christ has impacted your life since coming to college.

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. Knowing that the RA is a highly visible leader on campus at Bethel University, why do you believe it is important for the RA to uphold the principles and standards outlined in the Covenant for Life Together and the Student Handbook? During your time at Bethel, are there any areas of the Covenant or Handbook that have been challenging for you? How will you hold yourself and others accountable to these principles?
  4. If rehired, how do you anticipate navigating the challenges of having a new team and/or working with a new RD? How will you navigate these challenges?
  5. How have you grown in your relationship with Jesus Christ this year? What are some things you are learning spiritually?

ARD Applicants

  1. Why do you want to be an Assistant Resident Director?
  2. What are 2-3 things that you have learned about yourself in your current RA position (or other leadership experiences if you were not an RA)? In what ways have you been most challenged as an RA?
  3. Knowing that the ARD is a highly visible leader on campus at Bethel University, why do you believe it is important for the ARD to uphold the principles and standards outlined in the Covenant for Life Together and the Student Handbook? During your time at Bethel, are there any areas of the Covenant or Handbook that have been challenging for you? How will you hold yourself and others accountable to these principles?
  4. How have you grown in your relationship with Jesus Christ this year? What are some things you are learning spiritually?
  5. In what ways would you hope to grow in your leadership through participation in this experience?