Commuter Life Assistants

What is the Commuter Life Assistant Program?

The Commuter Life Assistant Program is designed to match incoming freshman and transfer commuter students with a Commuter Life Assistant student leader who will provide guidance and support to commuters while creating opportunities for commuters to meet each other and learn about APU resources and services. The primary goal of a CLA is to help commuter students adjust to life at APU and engage them with academic and personal development opportunities.

Commuter Life Assistants serve the APU community by working shifts in the Student Union, where they help dispense information, manage ticketing services, and oversee the services provided specifically to commuter students.

The position is available to all students, not only commuter students. Expectations and requirements of a Commuter Life Assistant include the following:

  • Time commitment of 12+ hours a week
  • Have and maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Adhere to the Student Leadership Covenant
  • Other employment or volunteer work, whether on or off campus, is to be kept to a maximum of 15 hours per week.
Sample Time Commitment Per Week
Student Union Desk Hours in Cougar Dome 8-12 hours
Staff Meeting with CLA Staff 1 hour
Meeting with Assistant Director of Commuter Life 1 hour every other week
Programming and Event Planning 1-2 hours
Weekend shift once per month 0-12 hours
Total hours 11-28 hours per week

How to Apply

Are you thinking about becoming a Commuter Life Assistant (CLA) next year? Apply for all student leadership positions on Handshake (create your account; you may also access Handshake through the Quicklinks menu on

2018-2019 Commuter Life Staff

  • Hanna Sayegh, Commuter Intern
  • Rebecca White, Commuter Life Assistant
  • Isabel Gutierrez, Commuter Life Assistant
  • Citllali Prado, Commuter Life Assistant
  • Odessey Langston, Commuter Life Assistant
  • Brittany Bauerle, Commuter Life Assistant
  • Martina Zaghloul, Commuter Life Assistant
  • Mila Therese Reyes, Commuter Life Assistant