Resident Assistant Recommendation Form


The student sending you this link is applying for a position as a Resident Assistant in the Department of Housing/Residence Life and Dining Services.
This position involves administrative management of a floor of undergraduate and/or graduate students, community development, programming, and peer counseling. The position calls for a person with a high degree of maturity, flexibility and communication skills.

The candidate will not be permitted to review the information you provide. Your honest appraisal of this individual’s ability is greatly appreciated.
1. Your name
2. Title/Position
3. Your email address
4. Name of Applicant
5. Length of time you have know applicant
6. Relationship to applicant
Please select the number you feel best describes the candidate. Additional comments are welcome.
7. Resident Assistants (RAs) must be able to work with a wide variety of people and must be accepting of other values, morals, and lifestyles. Would this applicant be able to work with a wide variety of people?
10-Very tolerant9876-Somewhat tolerant54321-Intolerant
8. RAs are given the responsibility of assuming a number of important tasks (i.e. being on duty on a rotating basis, being the contact person in case of emergencies, and distributing important notices to residents). Would this applicant be able to accept these types of responsibilities?
10- Very Responsible9876-Somewhat responsible54321-irresponsible
9. Due to the time commitments of an RA, s/he must be able to manage time effectively. From your contact with this applicant, does s/he manage her/his time well?
10- Manages Effectively9876- Barely Manages54321-Does Not Manage
10. RAs sometimes work in a peer counseling situation with individual concerns (academic, personal, social, etc.). Would this applicant work well in a counseling type of situation? Is s/he sensitive and concerned about the growth of others?
10- Sensitive to Others9876- Unconcerned54321-Insensitive
11. Please rate the applicant in the following areas by checking the appropriae box:
Strongly AgreeAgreeDisagreeStrongly DisagreeDon’t Know
Exhibits sound decision making skills
Keeps private information confidential
Follows through on tasks
Anticipates, identifies, and resolves problems
Has energy and enthusiasm
Has working knowledge of campus resources
Can motivate others effectively
Is respected by peers
Relates well to others
Is flexible in the way s/he responds to situations
Communicates well with groups
Thank you
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