Student Leader Recruitment

student leaders

Welcome to the Student Leader Recruitment and Selection page for the Residential Education Office at San Diego State University. We are looking for responsible, fun, diverse members of our community to apply to be a Student Leader for the 2020-2021 academic year. Our Student Leaders are widely involved on campus and come from every academic area.

What’s a Student Leader in REO?

Student Leaders (SLs) are selected students who serve in the residence halls, suites and apartments as Academic Mentors, Community Assistants, Resident Advisors and Desk Assistants/Security Monitors. Their main function as a student leader is to build community and relationships with residents in an effort to provide individualized support, campus resources information and academic encouragement.

  • Resident Advisor (RA) Role
    • Work with first year students, helping them transition to college life
    • Maintain safety and welfare for residential students
    • Serve as a resource and mentor by providing skill building for transition to and success at SDSU
    • Perform community walks—remaining on call or “on duty”
    • Provide social and educational programs
    • OPTIONAL- Work 3 hours per week at the front desk (Paid hourly rate of $12/hr) separate appointment as a Student Assistant 
  • Community Assistant (CA) Role
    • Work with second year students helping them to be successful at SDSU
    • Maintain safety and welfare for residential students
    • Serve as a resource and mentor, focusing more on community building, networking and transition into career/grad school opportunities
    • Perform community walks—remaining on call or “on duty”
    • Provide social and educational programming focused on second year students and transfer student needs
    • OPTIONAL- Work 3 hours per week at the front desk (Paid hourly rate of $12/hr) separate appointment as a Student Assistant) 
  • Academic Mentor (AM) Role
      • Work with first year students in Residential Learning Communities to enhance their academic success during their transition to SDSU.
      • Mentor students during their first year
      • Serve as an academic resource and role model
      • Plan and implement academic related programming in the STAR centers
      • Work 6-10 hours at the front desk 
      • Work 2-3 hours in the STAR center
      • Have 1-on-1s with residents and Coordinator for Academic Initiatives
  • Desk Assistant/Security Monitor (DA/SM) Role
    • Work up to 20 hours/week at the front desks of the residential buildings
    • Maintain safety and security for residential students
    • Perform administrative tasks such as checking resident identification, guest check in, and processing packages
    • Provide excellent customer service to residents, staff, and guests

*Please keep in mind these descriptions are an overview of the Student Leader roles and responsibilities.

Application Process

Resident Advisor, Community Assistant & Academic Mentor Application

2020-2021 Application period: December 2, 2019 at 12 p.m. - January 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Desk Assistant/ Security Moniter Application

2020-2021 Application Period: Monday, August 10, 2020 at 12 p.m. - Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.