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 2023 - 2024 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

Information Sessions

  • Thursday, March 2, 2023 - Info Session @ 7pm in College Creek - Great Hall (Located on the 2nd floor above the College Creek Market Place)
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - Info Session @ 7pm in Sunset Hall Classroom
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - Info Session @ 12pm via ZOOM - CLICK HERE FOR ZOOM MEETING
  • Thursday, March 23, 2023 - Info Session @ 7pm in Creekside Lounge

Application Process

  • Monday, March 6, 2023 - Application Opens
  • Friday, March 24, 2023 - Application Closes at 12pm COMPLETED APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED
  • Monday, April 3, 2023 - Interview Offer Emailed to Candidates
  • Monday, April 3 - Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - RA Candidates Sign up for Interviews
  • Monday, April 10 - Wednesday, April 14, 2023 - RA Interviews & Group Process Conducted
  • Friday, April 21 - Wednesday, April 26, 2023 - RA Offer Letters Available
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023 - RA Acceptances Due by 5pm
  • Friday, April 28, 2023 - Mandatory Orientation for 2023 - 2024 Residence Life 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, January 30, 2023 - Application Opens
  • Friday, February 10, 2023 - Application Closes at 12:00pm COMPLETED APPLICATION AND RECOMMENDATION FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED
  • Friday, February 10, 2023 - Interview Offers Emailed
  • Monday, February 13 - Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - Individual Interviews Conducted
  • Monday, February 20, 2023 -  Offer Letters Emailed
  • Friday,  February 24, 2023 - Acceptances Due by 4pm

To Apply, follow the Link Below:

Activities Student Assistant / Resident Sustainability Advisor Application

Lead Student Assistant Application