Community Assistants are student leaders assigned to individual residential communities. Community Assistant candidates are vetted through a thoughtful interview and hiring process and selected based on skills, leadership potential, and capacity for compassion and empathy.
Once placed in a residential community, Community Assistants receive extensive training that enables them to assist and provide support for all residential students.
Community Assistants work independently and together to foster a student-centered social and academic community that is inclusive and welcoming. It’s an expectation that Community Assistants will host programs, develop interpersonal relationships, serve as a familiar first resource, be knowledgeable of and enforce University policies, and much more.
Community Assistants will:
- Maintain a positive and welcoming attitude.
- Develop and host educational and social programs for students.
- Work within a dynamic team to create safe and inclusive environments.
- Mediate residential disputes.
- Serve in an on-call (duty) rotation to address crisis situations and enforce campus policies/procedures.
- Facilitate dialogue with students.
- Create new campus initiatives.
- Provide campus resources to students in need.