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FA22-SU23 Chimera Leadership at CCA

Returning Chimera Leaders

Last updated on Jul 19, 2023

Returning 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.

Returning Chimera Leader applicants, apply here.


Chimera Leader Roles

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.



As a returning Chimera Leader, you are eligible to reapply to your current leadership position and/or apply to another chimera leadership position. If you are applying to another chimera leadership position, you will be interviewed by the specific department(s) you are applying for.

  • Applicants (re)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 (re)apply for another Chimera Leadership position. Invitation to join the Student Council is dependent on acceptance to another Chimera Leadership position.

Selection Timeline



Application Opens

Monday, November 28, 2022, 5pm PST

Chimera Conversations

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

Main Building: Nave Presentation Space

Application Closes

Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 9am PST

Individual Interview Offers

Friday, February 24, 2023

Individual Interviews

Monday - Friday
March 6 - March 17, 2023


Position Offers

Friday, March 31, 2023

Deadline to Accept

Friday, April 7, 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.