Student Leader Selection Information

General Information

Every spring semester Campus Activities & Residential Engagement office coordinates the Student Leader Selection process to hire Community Assistants (CA), Orientation Leaders (OL) and First-Year Mentors (FYM) for the upcoming academic year.  During this process we look for students that will show a commitment to building positive community and developing their potential as future leaders. 

While we have many of our Student Leaders return from year to year, we are always looking for new folks to join our fantastic team.  If you are interested in becoming a student leader, pay attention for informational emails, posters, and on our Involve 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 an application for new hires.  This includes some short essay questions, a copy of your resume, and  submission of reference information
  2. Attend  the Group Process session on  March 9 or March 10  hosted by the entire Campus Activities & Residential Engagement team. You will receive an email regarding your Group Process Session once your application is received. 
  3. Complete an individual interview with 1 current Student Leader and 1 Professional Staff member
  4. Wait to hear back within a couple weeks.

Application Links and Information

Application Link (opens on Monday, January 22, 2024 and closes March 1, 2024 at 5pm):

Reference Form Link:

Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to send the link to the reference form to those they list as their references on their application. It is also the applicant's responsibility to check in with those references and make sure they turn in the reference form by the application due date listed above.

If you have any questions about this process please contact Maverick Cummings (