CA Selection Information

General Information

Every fall and spring semester the Office of Residence Life coordinates the CA Selection process.  During this process we look for students that will show "both a strong commitment to the residential experience as a community member and a sincere interest in each student as an individual" (CA Job Description).  Essentially, we are looking for student leaders that will help continue a tradition of positive community development while also helping others grow in their time at SLU.

While we have many of our CAs return from year to year, we are always thrilled to have new CAs join our fantastic team.  If you are interested in becoming a CA, pay attention for informational emails, posters, and SLU Wire announcements with details about the application process.  The dates and deadlines are different each semester, but applicants must complete the same steps to be considered.  The steps for New-Hire Applicants are:

  1. Fill out a CA Application for New Hires which includes two short essay questions, a copy of your resume, and 3 references
  2. Attend one of the Group Process Sessions hosted by the entire Residence Life team
  3. If applicable, complete an individual interview with 1 current CA and 1 current RC (Residential Coordinator)
  4. Wait to hear back within a couple weeks.

At the start of each CA Selection process, more information is added to this page.  Please reach out to Victoria Lederer if you have questions about any CA Selection Process.

Fall 2016 Selection Process - Apply for a CA Position Starting in Spring 2017!

Are you looking to join a supportive and fun team environment?  Do you enjoy being a resource for others and fostering community? CAs play a huge role in building the positive community environment in our residential areas and we are looking for new members to join our team! If you're interested in joining our team be sure to submit an application by October 21, 2016 at 5:00pm.

For more information, you can reach out to Joshua Drake or Victoria Lederer, CA Selection Co-Facilitators.

Application Links and Information

This section will provide all the information and links that you need to complete an application.  Please select the appropriate link to start your application process today!

CA Application for New Hires: This application link is for those who have never applied for the Community Assistant position before and are interested in joining our team.

CA Application for Re-Hires: This application link is for those who have been a CA on our staff previously and are returning from abroad.

Repeat Applicant Renewal of Interest Form: This application link is for those who have gone through our CA Selection process before and have been CA Alternates or CA Alternates with Training

CA Reference Form: This link is what you can send to your references for your application!

If you have any questions about the application or the appropriate form you need to fill out, don't hesitate to contact Victoria Lederer or Joshua Drake.

Currently Studying Abroad?

If you are currently abroad and are interested in becoming a CA when you return you are certainly able to apply.  If you have been a CA/applied to be a CA before going abroad you would simply complete the CA Application for Re-Hires or the Repeat Applicant Renewal of Interest Form.  If you have not been a CA before you would still complete the CA Application for New Hires and then you would participate in a Skype interview with a few professional staff members and a current CA.  If you have any questions about this process please contact Victoria Lederer.