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Chimera Leadership at CCA

Last updated on Nov 23, 2022

Chimera Leader Application

The 2023/2024 application cycle will begin on November 28th, 2022, at 5PM PST.

Feel free to reach out to if you have any questions or comments.

Please email us if you are unable to access the application form.

New Chimera Leader applicants, apply here.


Who are Chimera Leaders?

Chimera Leaders are students who assume various leadership roles across the Division of Student Affairs. 

Current chimera leadership roles are comprised from the Offices of Student Life (OSL), Residential Education (Res Ed), and International Student Affairs & Programs (ISAP), with positions consisting:

  • Campus Activities Board (CAB) Members
  • ISAP Ambassadors
  • Orientation Leaders (OLs)
  • Resident Assistants (RAs)
  • Student Council

Responsibilities, compensation, and benefits vary between positions. Please click here to learn more about each position.

Our goal for each student who begins this journey is to experience reflection, value, and joy in the Chimera Leadership process, feeling inspired to creatively serve the CCA community and communities beyond campus, regardless if a position is offered to you.



  • Applicants interested in applying should be currently enrolled CCA students in a degree-seeking program.
  • Applicants should also be in good student conduct and academic standing with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA or having successfully completed the majority of their pass / no credit courses.
  • Applicants for Student Council must also apply for another Chimera Leadership position. Invitation to join the Student Council is dependent on acceptance to another Chimera Leadership position.

Selection Timeline

Interested in meeting current Chimera Leaders and learning more about how they've navigated their roles? Join our Chimera Conversations event!



Application Opens

Monday, November 28, 2022, 5pm PST

Chimera Conversations *optional

Friday, January 13, 2023, 11am-4pm PST

Main Building: Nave Alcove

Application Closes

Monday, January 23, 2023, 9am PST

Group Interviews

Monday - Thursday
January 30 - February 2, 2023
11am - 12pm PST, 3pm - 4pm PST

In-person, TBD

Individual Interview Offers

Friday, February 3, 2023, 4pm PST

Individual Interviews

Monday - Friday
February 13 - February 24, 2023


Position Offers

Friday, March 3rd, 2023, 4pm PST

Alternate Offers

Friday, March 10th, 2023 4pm PST


Mandatory Dates



Preliminary Chimera Leadership Training

March 31st, 2023 @ 11AM-12PM
April 7th, 2023 @ 11AM-12PM
April 14th, 2023 @ 11AM-12PM
April 21st, 2023 @ 11AM-12PM
April 28th, 2023 @ 11AM-12PM


Fall 2023 Chimera Leadership Training

August 11th, 2023
August 14th - August 17th, 2023


Fall 2023 Chimera Welcome Days Week

August 18th - August 25th, 2023


Spring 2024 Chimera Leadership Training

January 8th - January 9th, 2024


Spring 2024 Chimera Welcome Days

January 11th - January 12th, 2024




All appointed Chimera Leaders are required to attend and participate in all mandatory dates, as determined by their individual departments. More information about individual job requirements and dates will be shared in acceptance offers.

Due to schedule conflicts, a chimera leader cannot hold an Orientation Leader, ISAP Ambassador, or RA position at the same time. However, a student can hold one of the above positions and still be part of the Campus Activities Board and/or Student Council.