The term “Student Life Leader” or SLL, is an umbrella term for student workers employed by the Office of Campus Life (OCL), Office of Residence Life (ORL), or Career Services that help students acclimate to campus and create an inclusive community. Through OCL, the positions include campus life assistant, Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) leader, commuter ambassador, and sorority resident advisor. Within ORL, the positions include resident advisor (RA), summer resident advisor, ORL office assistant, and summer conference assistant. Within Career Services, the available SLL position is peer career coach.
The application process for these positions has several steps. Any student who is potentially interested in applying for one of these SLL positions must first attend an information session. Upcoming information sessions include:
November 5 at 6 p.m. in Siegel Hall 118
November 14 at 12:45 p.m. in MTCC Auditorium
November 19 at 6 p.m. in Siegel Hall 118
January 14 at 12:45 p.m. in MTCC Auditorium
January 16 at 6 p.m. in MTCC Auditorium
These sessions will provide attendees with information about the SLL application process, expectations, and details about each position. Applicants must attend one session in order to be considered for any position.
In addition to attending an information session, applicants must fill out the SLL application form, which will be available on HawkLink beginning November 30. This application will remain open until January 17, 2020, and must be completed prior to that time. Part of this application includes “Letter of Engagement” which acts as proof that the applicant is involved with and passionate about the community. Applicants must submit at least one but can submit up to three. These letters can be from a staff or faculty member, an executive board member of a student organization, or a resident advisor.
Applicants must be a full-time student at Illinois Tech, and both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply for all positions. In order to be considered for any position, students must be in good academic, judicial, and employment standing. In addition, a 2.5 GPA minimum is required. Students applying for the RA role specifically must have lived on campus previously.
Many changes have been made to this student life leader process when compared to previous years, and this is done with the intention of making this process more efficient and fair. For example, after an applicant has submitted their application, top applicants will be invited to a “Super Saturday” event, the next step in the SLL selection process. On this “Super Saturday,” which will occur on February 22, 2020, applicants will participate in both individual interviews and in “group process,” which is a series of group activities aimed to evaluate how each applicant works in a team. Interviews will be recorded in an effort to make the process as fair as possible, although applicants can decline to be recorded with no negative affect on their application.
For more information about individual positions or the application process in general, please reach out to [email protected]. In the meantime, you can keep connected with ORL, OCL, and Career Services via Instagram and Facebook.