Resident Advisor (RA) Application
for Academic Year 2018-19

Submit a Letter of Recommendation:

Submit a Letter of Recommendation:

Please enter the reference code for the GA/RA application that you wish to provide a letter of recommendation for. If you do not know the reference code you need, please ask the applicant to provide it to you; their reference codes are available on their online application.


The Office of College Houses and Academic Services seeks to hire persons genuinely interested in making a significant contribution to our residents’ lives through living and working in Penn’s College Houses. In selecting College House staff, the department looks for individuals who can serve as strong academic role models. The successful candidate should not only be intellectually engaged but also possess leadership and communication skills, time management and organizational ability, and a capacity to work effectively with a diverse population of students in a variety of settings and situations. We would very much appreciate your comments on this applicant, so that we may gain a fuller picture of his/her strengths and weaknesses in making our selection. This reference will be treated by the Office of College Houses and Academic Services as confidential (closed to the candidate) or non-confidential (open to the candidate), depending on whether the candidate has waived his/her right to see the recommendation.

In writing your reference, please be sure to include the candidate’s name and to state how long and in what relationship you have known the candidate. Please provide any comments that would provide insight into the candidate’s potential as an RA or GA, including background, activities, character, creativity, motivation, talents, leadership or any other personal qualities. We request, however, that you omit any reference to the candidate’s race, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, or national/ethnic origin (but you need not refrain from using gendered pronouns such as “he” or “she”).

Please enter your Reference Code below:

Reference Code:

If you have any questions, please email, or call the Office of College Houses and Academic Services at 215-898-5551.