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. Complete an individual interview with 1 current CA and 1 current RC (Residential Coordinator)
  3. Attend one of the Group Process Nights hosted by the entire Residence Life team
  4. Wait to hear back within a couple weeks of the Group Process Nights

The application process for other types of applicants is included in the following section, but please reach out to Lauren Stemler if you have questions about any CA Selection Process.

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 (see below for more details).  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 Lauren Stemler.