CA Selection Information

General Information

Every 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 who will help continue a tradition of positive community development while also helping others grow during their time at SLU.

While we have many of our CAs return from year to year, we are always looking for new CAs join our fantastic team.  If you are interested in becoming a CA, pay attention for informational emails, posters, and on our Presence event page for 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.  This includes two short essay questions, a copy of your resume, and 3 references
  2. Attend  the Group Process session on  February 26 or March 10  hosted by the entire Residence Life team. You will receive an email regarding your Group Process Session once your application is received. 
  3. Complete an individual interview with 1 current CA and 1 Professional Staff member
  4. Wait to hear back within a couple weeks.

Community Assistant Selection Process - Apply for a CA Position for the Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 Semesters!

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 Wednesday, February 22 by 5:00 p.m. (If applying for Summer Coordinator or Townhouse Manager: application must be received by February 15)

Application Links and Information

Application Link:

Reference Form Link:


If you have any questions about this process please contact Residence Life (