Student Leader Selection Process

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Apply to be a Student Leader within Residence Life

Thank you for your interest in a Residence Life position for the upcoming 2022 - 2023 year.  Few positions offer opportunities for personal growth and challenge through hands-on experience like the Residence Life positions.  The rewards of positively impacting the lives of your peers are endless!  The experiences, skills, and friendships you will develop in just one year will greatly impact you and those around you for your entire life.

Residence Life intends to focus on the education and holistic growth of the student by creating a safe, socially just, and environmentally responsible community. ResLife student staff plays a critical role in the implementation of our mission. Our student leader positions prepare you for being effective educators, social justice advocates, and community leaders.

As with any application and interview process, there are several requirements and deadlines that must be met. Please note the information listed below.  This information is intended to serve as your guide throughout the process.  Lastly, a complete application includes all information in the application filled out honestly and correctly, as well as thoughtful short essay answers. You are also required to submit a Letter of Exception if you will not meet the unit and/or GPA requirements at the time of application. Please be advised that incomplete applications will not be considered.  Have fun and good luck!


  • Resident Advisor (RA)
  • Activities Student Assistant (ASA)
    • Outdoor Adventure & Recreation
    • Rainbow / Gender-Inclusive
    • Students for Violence Prevention
  • Lead Student Assistant (SA)
  • Resident Sustainability Advisor (RSA)

Position Requirements

The minimum requirements for all positions are:

  • Full-Time Enrollment; 12 units/semester if undergraduate student, 9 units/semester if graduate student
  • 2.5 semester and cumulative G.P.A. if undergraduate student, 3.0 semester and cumulative G.P.A. if graduate student
  • Applicants must have lived on campus at least one year or have comparable experience
  • Applicants must be in good academic, financial, and judicial standing with the University and Housing & Residence Life

Links to the Extended Job Descriptions can be found in the upper right hand of the screen.

Resident Advisor Position Information

Info Session Presentation - RA version

Resident Advisor Selection Timeline - REOPENED 3/28 - 4/8, IGNORE TIMELINE BELOW

  • Tuesday, January 25th - Info Session @ 7pm in College Creek - Great Hall (Located on the 2nd floor above the College Creek Market Place)
  • Thursday, January 27th - Info Session @ 7pm in Sunset Hall Classroom
  • Monday, January 31st - Info Session @ 12pm via ZOOM - CLICK HERE FOR ZOOM MEETING
  • Wednesday, February 2nd - Info Session @ 7pm in Creekside Lounge
  • Wednesday, February 9th - Info Session @ 7pm in Jolly Giant Commons 1st Fl. Rec Room

Application Process

  • Monday, January 24th - Application Opens
  • Friday, February 11th - Application Closes at 12pm COMPLETED APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED
  • Wednesday, February 16th - Interview Offer Emailed to Candidates
  • Wednesday, February 16th - Friday, Febraury 18th - RA Candidates Sign up for Interviews
  • Monday, February 21st - Friday, February 25th - RA Interviews Conducted
  • Monday, March 7th - Friday, March 11th - RA Offer Letters Available
  • Friday, March 11th - RA Acceptances Due by 5pm
  • Friday, April 12th - Mandatory Orientation for 2022 - 2023 Staff at 5pm


To Apply, follow the Link Below:

Resident Advisor Application

If you have any questions that were not answered here, please contact the Selection Committee by email at

ASA / RSA / SA Position Information

Info Session Presentation - ASA, RSA, SA version

SA/ASA/RSA Timeline

Please be sure to watch the Info Session video above for more information about each position

Application Process

  • Monday, November 29, 2021 - Application Opens
  • Monday, December 6, 2021 - Application Closes at 12:00pm COMPLETED APPLICATION AND RECOMMENDATION FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED
  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - Interview Offers Emailed
  • Tuesday, December 7 and Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - Interview Sign-ups begin
  • Thursday, December 9 - Friday, December 10, 2021 - Individual Interviews Conducted
  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021 -  Offer Letters Emailed
  • Friday, December 17th - Acceptances Due by 4pm

To Apply, follow the Link Below:

Activities Student Assistant / Resident Sustainability Advisor Application

Residence Life Student Assistant Application