Commuter Life Assistants

What is the Commuter Life Assistant Program?

The Commuter Life Assistant Program matches incoming freshman and transfer commuter students with a commuter life assistant (CLA) student leader who provides 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 as APU students, and engage them with academic and personal development opportunities. CLAs also serve the broader Azusa Pacific community by working shifts in the Student Union as resources for information and ticketing services, as well as managing the services provided specifically to commuter students. The position is available to all students, not just commuter students. The following list describes the expectations and requirements of the position:

  • Time commitment: 12+ hours a week
  • Maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Adhere to the Student Leadership Covenant
  • On-/off-campus employment/volunteer work kept to a maximum of 15 hours a 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 the 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


Are you thinking about becoming a commuter life assistant next year? Apply on Handshake (create your account; you may also access Handshake through the main menu on UG Enrollment Services Center > My Financial Account > Handshake Job Platform).

2020-21 Commuter Life Staff

  • Citllali Prado

    Commuter Life Assistant

    Citlalli was born and raised in West Covina, California. She is currently a senior majoring in International Business. She has been a commuter since her freshman year and became a Commuter Life Assistant in January 2018. Since then, her love for helping the community has grown. Throughout her undergraduate years, she has been a part of her youth ministry from her high school, Bishop Amat, and is Youth Coordinator at St. John the Baptist, Baldwin Park. She has also been a Latin American Student Association Commuter Representative and President of Scholars for Business Achievement. Being a part of the Office of Commuter Life has given her opportunities to grow relationships with other students on campus and help everyone have a sense of belonging no matter who they are. She loves seeing commuters’ faces light up through events that were planned by Commuter Life. In her free time she loves to watch anime and play video games such as Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Call of Duty, League of Legends, Valorant, and more!

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