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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.

New 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 excites you about this?
  3. Please describe one to three things you have been learning in your faith journey over the past year.
  4. What challenges are today’s Bethel students facing? How would you address those challenges if you were hired as an RA? 
  5. What current or past job, volunteer or leadership experiences have prepared you for this role?
  6. Please submit a two-minute "Show & Tell" video. Select three items that best represent you and who you are. They can be fun, serious, or somewhere in between—just make sure they reflect you! Please provide the link (and password, if applicable) to your video submission.

Returning RA Applicants

  1. Why do you want to be an RA again?
  2. What is the most important personal lesson you’ve learned from being an RA this year?
  3. The mission of Residence Life is “to be a home where students grow and thrive in connection with God and others.”
    • Knowing what you know now, what is one thing you would do the same and what is one thing you would do differently? 
  4. Please give an example of how you have held others accountable to the Bethel community expectations as an RA.

ARD Applicants

  1. What aspect of the ARD role excites you the most?
  2. What past job or leadership experiences have prepared you for the ARD role?
  3. What is the most important personal lesson you have learned this past year?
  4. How would you expect to be challenged in the ARD role?
  5. 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?
  6. The ARD role is a highly visible leadership role on campus. ARDs are responsible for upholding Bethel community expectations. Please give an example of how you have held others accountable to these expectations.