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Quest Assistant

The Quest Assistant is the most important position during Quest. Those selected will have the responsibility of representing the Quest Program and Radford University. Quest Assistants will be responsible for:

  • Working on a team of faculty, staff, administrators and students that host and assist new students and their parents during Quest
  • Serving Radford University as a role model and mentor to new students
  • Working alongside a faculty member to assist with academic advising and registration
  • Relieving anxieties and allowing students and parents to feel comfortable, while aquainting them to RU
  • Promoting interaction among new students during small group discussions, icebreakers, meals and the student social
  • Performing in "Scenes from a Freshman Year"
  • Living on campus for the duration of the position


  • Freshman applicants must complete 12 hours in the Fall semester with a GPA of 3.0.  To maintain your position, you must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the end of the Spring semester with 24 hours completed.
  • Continuing students should have a GPA of 2.5 or higher at the time of application
  • Must be in Good Disciplinary Standing
  • Must be planning to return to RU in the fall, enrolled as an undergraduate student
  • Must be willing to live on campus during training and Quest sessions
  • Must be able to attend all training sessions (Maymester conflicts with summer training, so applicants cannot plan on enrolling in Maymester.)
  • Exhibit leadership potential, work well in group situations, and have excellent communication skills.


  • Teambuilding
  • Learning to effectively work with peers, faculty, staff, parents and new students
  • Group Facilitation Skills
  • Radford campus resource information
  • Quest program information
  • Academic Advising and CORE curriculum training
  • Training to give campus tours
  • Spring training will take place on five consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm - 8:30pm beginning after Spring Break.
  • Summer Training (tentative) will take place May 28th and through June 15th, while the position will continue until July 11th.


  • Quest Assistants will receive a $1,650 stipend (minus any applicable taxes)