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Chimera Leadership at CCA

Last updated on Jul 19, 2023

Chimera Leader Application

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

The Summer 2023 RA selection process will be selected from this 2023/2024 applicant pool.

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
  • Global 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 Leadership at CCA Tabling Events

Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 11AM-12PM PST

Main Building: Student Lounge

Thursday, December 8, 2022, 11AM-12PM PST

Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 3PM-4PM PST

Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 3PM-4PM PST

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Chimera Conversations

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

Main Building: Nave Presentation Space

Application Soft Closes

Monday, January 23, 2023, 9am PST

Rolling applications until Friday, January 27th

Group Interviews

Monday, February 6, 2023
11am - 12pm PST, 3pm - 4pm PST

In-person, TBD

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
11am - 12pm PST, 3pm - 4pm PST

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
11am - 12pm PST, 3pm - 4pm PST

Thursday, February 9, 2023
11am - 12pm PST, 3pm - 4pm PST

Thursday, February 10, 2023
11am - 12pm PST, 3pm - 4pm PST

Individual Interview Offers

Friday, February 24, 2023

Individual Interviews

Monday - Friday
March 6 - March 17, 2023
10am - 4pm PST


Position Offers

Friday, March 31st, 2023

Alternate Offers

Friday, April 7th, 2023


Mandatory Dates



Fall 2023 Chimera Leadership Training

August 14 - August 18


Fall 2023 Chimera Welcome Days Week

August 21 - August 25


Spring 2024 Chimera Leadership Training

January 8 - January 9, 2024


Spring 2024 Chimera Welcome Days

January 11 - January 12, 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.