Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life


Community Advisors

Community Advisors (CAs) are undergraduates, graduate-level or non-traditional students who contribute to the facility operation, resident support and administration of the Gateway and the Neil Building. Specifically, CAs are responsible for assisting students in crisis, conducting community meetings, planning and implementing cultural, educational, social and informational programs, serving as a resource to residents, aiding students in transition, regular on-call duties as assigned and assisting with the management of their residential community.

Please see job descriptions for the Gateway and the Neil Building, as well as the additional information about the position, in the documents to the right of the page.

To be eligible for the CA position please note the following:

  • In order to be assigned to a CA position, a student must be enrolled as a full-time student and in good academic standing according to the standards of the graduate, undergraduate or professional program. All grades are based on the university’s last published record (the previous grade report). If the student is new to Ohio State and does not yet have an academic record, the student understands that eligibility may be considered based on the record from a previous institution. 
  • Students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative and semester GPA. All grades are based on the university’s most recent record.         
  • Students must enroll for a minimum of eight (8) graduate hours (4 graduate hours in the summer) or twelve (12) undergraduate hours, with a maximum of sixteen (16) graduate credit hours or eighteen (18) undergraduate credit hours per semester. 
  • Students may not hold another university job position that is greater than 8 hours per week. 

The application for the CA role is now open and available until March 1, 2020. Please visit for the link to the application.

There will be an informational session about the general role of Community Advisor on Sunday, February 9 at 6 p.m. This will be held at the William Hall Complex, in the Neil Building conference room.