Resident/Community Assistants provide leadership, assistance, and support to the students living in the residence halls (RAs) and University-owned apartments (CAs). Due to the nature of living on-campus, a large portion of RA/CA responsibilities are not planned or scheduled.
These sessions will be offered to learn more about the Resident Assistant (RA) and Community Assistant (CA) positions. A panel of current RA/CAs will be in attendance to share their experiences and answer questions. Students who apply must attend one informational session in order for their application to be considered.
Every RA/CA must carefully organize time commitments to meet the demands of the position along with course work and personal interests. Therefore, students engaging in student teaching, internships, professional practicums, or employment outside of Illinois State are not allowed to serve in the RA/CA role.
A majority of the benefits you will receive by becoming a Resident/Community Assistant at Illinois State University will be intangible. RA/CAs 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.
The RA/CA application process is currently closed. Please check back for future opportunities.
For more information about the process and/or any questions, please email RACARecruitment@ilstu.edu