The Office of Residential Life is supported by a student staff of 47 Community Advisors. Community Advisors, or CAs, are student leaders who build community in their assigned residential areas. CAs are responsible for putting on social events for their communities, maintaining community standards, and providing resources and support to their residents. Each community is a little different and the CAs provide an excellent mix of skills, interests and identities to their area of campus. The CA position is a stand-out leadership position at Kenyon and teaches students a variety of transferable skills including mentorship, role modeling, time management, event planning and navigating interpersonal relationships.

CA recruitment for the upcoming academic year begins in late January. Position information is typically released around the time the spring semester begins, with the application going live in late January. Interviews and the selection process continue through January and into February. We aim to wrap up this process before spring break begins. 

Students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and who are in good academic and conduct standing are welcome to apply to be CAs. Students who have questions about what it is like to be a CA should reach out to their own CA or assistant director for more details. 

The CA selection process for the 2024 - 2025 academic year is now live! Position application and details can be found on Handshake. Below you will find more information about tabling events, info sessions, and selection deadlines.

Tabling at Peirce Hall

  • Monday, Jan. 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Info Sessions

  • Monday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Peirce Pub 
  • Monday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Oden Hall 120

Applications close on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 4:30 p.m. Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted via email at the beginning of February.

Questions about the application? Contact Assistant Director of Residential Life Abby Meert at

Questions about the position? Contact Assistant Director of Residential Life Charles Greene at

"Being a CA is a responsibility and an opportunity to impact the lives of fellow students. Who else is going to teach them how to lower a blind or be the listening ear for when the bathroom is void of paper towels? From catching misusers of the water fountain to leading fire drills, the opportunities to make an impact are plentiful."

Connor Moss '25 (he/him)
Math major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"My favorite thing about being a CA is the social aspect. I get to know so many people on a deeper level that would not have been possible otherwise. I also love organizing fun events for my residents and contributing to building an inclusive, diverse and safe community."

Ayman Wadud '25
Molecular biology major from Bangladesh