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Community Desk Program

The Office of Residence Life at Illinois Tech operates 6 community desks in the residence halls and apartments, which employ approximately 100 student leaders during the academic year and fewer staff during the summer term. The Community Desk Program serves to provide security, customer service, and emergency response while collaborating with residents to create a welcoming community on campus.

The Community Desk Program is guided by the values of: Community, Security, and Communication.

Staff Access

Contact Your Community Desk

Community Desks are conveniently located in the main lobby of every residence hall and apartment building on campus. All Community Desks are staffed 24 hours per day during the academic year.

McCormick Student Village 312.808.6500
Jeanne and John Rowe Village - North 312.808.7485
Jeanne and John Rowe Village - Middle 312.808.7486
Jeanne and John Rowe Village - South 312.808.7487
Gunsaulus Hall 312.808.7492
Carman Hall 312.808.6321
Kacek Hall 312.567.3714

Leadership and Employment Opportunities

Senior Residence Advisor for Community Desk Leadership (Position Filled)

The Senior Residence Advisor (SRA) is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Community Desk Program and the development of the Community Desk staff under the direction of the Residence Hall Director Residence and Greek Life. The SRA directly supervises the 6 Community Desk Managers and oversees the supervision of the CDA teams.

Community Desk Assistant

Community Desk Assistants (CDAs) provide security, customer service, and emergency response, while collaborating to create a welcoming community in the residence halls and apartments. The CDA position reports directly to one of three Senior Residence Advisors (SRAs). The SRAs report to the Residence Hall Directors. The community desks also serve as a communication center for the residence halls and the Office of Residence Life.

Interested in becoming a Community Desk Assistant?

    • CDA applications are accepted on a rolling basis and applicants will be contacted as positions become available. 
    • Check out the complete CDA Position Description!
    • Apply online today!
    • Please note that due to the large amount of interest in the CDA position, not all applicants will be offered an interview/position.

Student workers are permitted to work a total of 20 hours/week in on-campus employment during academic periods and up to 40 hours/week during designated academic break periods.

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