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What is a Resident Advisor?

Photo of seven students that are part of the resident advising group.

Resident Advisors are full-time students or alumni employed by the BCIT Housing Office who live on-campus to support the housing community. The Resident Advisor team helps to create a positive housing community and acts as the front line of the housing management team.

Resident Advisors live on-campus and are generally in and around the community in the evenings. On weeknights and weekends there is always a Resident Advisor on site to assist students or help if there is an emergency. They are approachable, resourceful and very good listeners. They also¬† organize fun recreational activities and keep everyone involved in campus life. When in need, they are your “go to” person.

Who can be a Resident Advisor?

To be a Resident Advisor, you must be a BCIT student or alumni. Singles and couples are eligible to apply. If you would like to live on-campus with your partner you would need to apply as a couple and both applicants would need to be successful in the recruitment process, your partner does not need to be a BCIT student or alumni.

Why become a Resident Advisor?

Bring your strong leadership and passion for supporting others and apply to make a difference in the BCIT Housing community. As a Resident Advisor, you will gain valuable work experiences by helping to provide student residents with a positive and safe community. Meet new friends and engage in community building all while strengthening your communication, teamwork, and conflict management skills.

As a current or former BCIT student, you know first-hand how challenging the student experience can be. Allow our student residents to benefit from your experience by helping to ensure they have a quiet place to study and a safe place to unwind.

How to apply

Resident Advisor recruitment has closed for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are interested in applying to become a Resident Advisor, recruitment opens in January of each year, please check back in January/February 2022.