These sessions will be offered to learn more about the RA/CA positions. A panel of current RAs and CAs will be in attendance to share their experiences as well as answer questions. Students who apply for a RA/CA position must attend one informational session in order for their application to be considered.
Dates for informational sessions during the fall 2019 semester will be revealed in August.
Resident/Community Assistants provide leadership, assistance, and support to the students living in the residence halls and Cardinal Court student apartments. Due to the nature of living on-campus, a large portion of the Resident/Community Assistant responsibilities are not planned or scheduled.
Every Resident/Community Assistant must carefully organize time commitments to meet the demands of course work, the Resident/Community Assistant position, and personal interests. Therefore students engaging in student teaching, internships, professional practicums, or employment outside of Illinois State cannot be allowed to serve in the Resident/Community Assistant role.
A majority of benefits you will receive by becoming a Resident/Community Assistant at Illinois State University will be intangible. Resident/Community Assistants will gain valuable experience in diversity, leadership, organization, time management, ethics, program planning, mediation, crisis response, and administration. These experiences will carry with you through your personal and professional life.
For questions about the process, contact Coree Burton (Area Coordinator of Hewett and Manchester Halls) at ckburto@IllinoisState.edu.