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.