Student Leader Selection Process

Apply to be a Student Leader within Residence Life

Thank you for your interest in a Residence Life position for the upcoming 2021 - 2022 year.  Few positions offer opportunities for personal growth and challenge through a 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 correctly, thoughtful short essay answers, and 2 completed Recommendation Forms. Please be advised that incomplete applications will not be considered.  Have fun and good luck!

We are currently hiring the following positions for the next Academic Year. These positions begin in Fall 2021.

  • 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.

ASA / RSA / SA Information Session

Info Session Presentation - ASA, RSA, SA version

SA/ASA/RSA Timeline (APPLICATION RE-OPENED!! Closes on June 20th @ 12pm)

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

Application Process

  • Thursday, April 8th - Application Opens
  • Tuesday, April 20th - Interview Offers Emailed
  • Wednesday, April 21st - Interview Sign-ups begin
  • Monday, April 26th - Thursday, April 29th - Individual Interviews Conducted
  • Tuesday, May 4th -  Offer Letters Emailed
  • Friday, May 7th - Acceptances Due by 4pm

To Apply, follow the Link Below:

Activities Student Assistant / Resident Sustainability Advisor Application

Residence Life Student Assistant Application

Resident Advisor Info Session

Info Session Presentation - RA version

Resident Advisor Timeline (APPLICATION RE-OPENED!! Closes on June 20th @ 12pm)

  • Thursday, February 18th - Info Session @ 6pm Use Zoom Link above
  • Tuesday, February 23rd - Info Session @ 1pm Use Zoom Link above
  • Friday, February 26th - Info Session @ 1pm Use Zoom Link above
  • Wednesday, March 3rd - Info Session @ 6pm Use Zoom Link above

Application Process

  • Monday, February 15th - Application Opens
  • Friday, March 5th - Application Closes at 12pm COMPLETED APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED
  • Friday, March 12th - Recommendations must be submitted by 5pm
  • Wednesday, March 10th - Interview Offer Emailed
  • Wednesday, March 10th - Friday, March 12th - RA Candidates Sign up for Interviews
  • Monday, March 15th - Friday, March 19th - RA Interviews Conducted
  • Monday, March 29th - Friday, April 2nd - RA Offer Letters Emailed
  • Friday, April 2nd - RA Acceptances Due by 5pm
  • Friday, April 16th - Mandatory Orientation for 2021 - 2022 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