101 Neptune East
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-1525
What is the required GPA?
Minimum cumulative NIU GPA of 2.3 semester and cumulative at the time of application. If you do not have an NIU GPA at the time of application, you MUST submit an official transcript from your previous institution.
What does it mean to be in good judicial standing?
Your record must be free of current or pending violations within Housing & Dining, and the Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct, including a clear status in regards to disciplinary probation.
What is group living experience?
Have at least one semester of group living experience (residence halls, military, etc).
Can I hold other positions while I am a CA?
Please expect not to hold outside
positions during the following times:
During CA training two weeks before fall classes and one week before spring classes.
During your first semester as a CA. After first semester, CAs may work up to 10 hours with supervisor approval.
What does it mean to be a full time student?
Be enrolled as a full-time student (no less than 12 undergraduate or nine graduate credit hours) at the time of application. You must have at least 24 NIU credit hours by end of the semester applying.
What if I am a transfer student?
If you do not have an NIU GPA at the
time of application,
you MUST submit an official transcript from your previous institution.
How many nights away do I get per semester?
You will get 10 nights away from your room each semester, so about one weekend per month.
How often will I be on duty?
On average about one night per week and one weekend per month, depending on your building and staff.
What meetings will I have to attend as a CA?
Staff meetings are once a week, individual meetings with your supervisor are weekly or bi-weekly, Hall Council, and monthly in-services on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Should you have any further questions about becoming a Community Advisor or Community Development Assistant, contact Debbie Gettemy at 815-753-1963 or email@example.com