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Be a residential education student leader

Did you know the residential education student leader applications are open?! If not U then who? Apply today!

What are student leaders?

“Student leader” is an umbrella term Housing & Residential Education uses for Community Advisors (CAs), Resident Advisors (RAs), and Social Justice Advocates (SJAs). These students work to build community, a safe environment, and purposeful conversations in university residence halls.

What does compensation look like?

HRE Student Leaders receive credit via their Housing U account for the cost of their student leader room as assigned by HRE, Meal Plan 15, and their Residence Hall Association dues paid.

What is it like being a student leader?

Looking into these roles, we talked to an SJA alum to gain an inside perspective.

Sam Dalton (He/Him) was an SJA in 2022. Sam loved being involved in student leader work because he was able to create positive experiences for students. As an SJA, he developed relationships with students who came to events and organized events, socials, and speakers. Sam shared that he found value in being an SJA because students felt safe and free of judgment being able to talk about anything with his team—which is an invaluable resource. He encourages others to apply to gain leadership experience and build connections!

How do students apply for a position?

The application process is important so take your time on your applications, use specific examples, and submit it on time! All applicants must attend one mandatory information session and submit by January 11 at 11:59 p.m. for their application to be considered.


  1. Log into CIS.
  2. Under the” Student” section, select “Student Homepage”
  3. Click on the “Student Housing” tile
  4. Select “Housing & Residential Education” from the left-hand menu, then click “Housing U”
  5. Click on the “Student Leader Application” tab, then click “2024-2025 Student Leader Application”
  6. Apply!

Information sessions

  • Monday, December 4, 2023, at 7 p.m. in KV 1135
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at 12 p.m. on ZOOM
  • Thursday, January 11, 2024, at 8:30 p.m. on ZOOM
  • Saturday, January 13, 2024, at 12 p.m. in KV 1135