Student Leader Recruitment

Welcome to the Student Leader Recruitment page for the Residential Education Office at SDSU. We are looking for responsible, fun and diverse members of the residential community to apply to be a student leader for the 2021-22 academic year. Our student leaders are widely involved on campus and come from every academic area.

What’s a Student Leader?

Student leaders 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 residents
    • 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 $14/hr)
  • Community Assistant (CA) Role
    • Work with second year students, helping them to be successful at SDSU
    • Maintain safety and welfare for residents
    • 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 $14/hr)
  • Academic Mentor (AM) Role
    Not available for the 2021-22 academic year. 
  • 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 and guest check-in 
    • Provide excellent customer service to residents, staff and guests
    • Compensation: $14/hour


Application Process