Apply to be a CA for 2022-2023

The Application Deadline is Extended to April 1

Why Apply to the New and Improved Cultural Advisor Program?

The Cultural Advisor program is devoted to fostering the inclusion of students on campus. Ideal candidates are genuinely interested in learning more about other students' cultures, identities, and lived experiences and finding ways to support and share that knowledge throughout campus.

The way they do that is changing for 2022-2023. They will still be offering SpiderNights, some of the most regular and inclusive programming on campus. But instead of being based in the residence halls, CAs may live anywhere on or off-campus, and will do their social justice and cross-cultural programming through multiple all-campus events each semester. 

The CAs will also be paid in 2022-2023 for the first time in their 12 year history. 

CAs can be rising sophomores through seniors, and typically represent a wide range of identities and backgrounds. 

The application process requires that you complete an application, participate in a one-on-one interview with Lisa Miles, and have one faculty or staff member submit a recommendation. Because of the late change to the position description for next year, the deadline to apply has been extended to April 1, 2022.


What do I need to do to apply?

  • Review the CA position description
  • Complete an application form by April 1
  • Have a faculty or staff member complete the recommendation form April 1
  • Email Lisa Miles to schedule a personal half-hour interview between March 25 - April 5
  • Frequently Asked Questions
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  • Can a CA be an RA?
    No, the training to be a CA and an RA overlap so at this point in time you cannot be both. 
  • Can you go abroad and still be a CA?

    Yes, we will consider students who will be abroad for a semester. Please indicate if you are planning to go abroad when you apply.

  • Can a CA be an Orientation staff member?

    Unfortunately, no. The CA training process does not allow for you to be an OA as their training periods overlap. One way to think about the difference is that being an OA is a short-term, highly intensive process and being a CA is a long-term leadership position. 

  • Are CAs paid?

    CAs will be paid starting in fall 2022. The pay rate is expected to be $11.50/hour and a CA will work 4-5 hours a week during the semester. There are additional leadership positions that are also paid. 

  • Can CAs live off-campus?

    Now that CAs do not have a role in the residence halls, they may live anywhere on or off-campus that they want. They simply need to be available for our regular meetings and events.