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 Coordinator 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

Application

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 home.apu.edu: UG Enrollment Services Center > My Financial Account > Handshake Job Platform).

2019-20 Commuter Life Staff

  • Hanna Sayegh

    Commuter Intern

  • Citllali Prado

    Commuter Life Assistant

  • Catherine Dauglash

    Commuter Life Assistant

  • Frances Lee

    Commuter Life Assistant

  • Javier Alvarez Luna

    Commuter Life Assistant

  • Victoria Ramos

    Commuter Life Assistant

  • Thomas Galapin

    Commuter Life Assistant

  • Nicholas Jimenez

    Commuter Life Assistant