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Kennedy Community Associate Program

Who are the Kennedy CAs...?

The Kennedy CAs are fellow students and residents of Kennedy who have
accepted the challenge of making student living in Kennedy more fun, more
comfortable, and more rewarding. The Kennedy CAs can be found doing all kinds of
things for residents, such as...

  • ...helping new students get acclimated to campus upon arrival.
  • ...planning and hosting events in their buildings.
  • ...referring residents to helpful campus resources.
  • ...working with residents to resolve minor conflicts.
  • ...building a sense of community among residents in each building.
  • ...organizing Kennedy-wide and campus wide parties and events.

What kind of events do CAs host...?

Kennedy CAs organize all kinds of events for residents, from small building
events to all-out holiday bashes and formal events. Check out some of the events
CAs hosted over the last year.

Each CA also is part of one of the 5 Kennedy Committees. The events sponsored by
the committees are open to all Kennedy residents and are advertised through the Kennedy
Weekly Newsletter. The committees are:

  • Community Service
  • Social
  • Education and Cultural
  • Sports and Outdoors
  • Health and Wellness

So you want to be a CA...

The Kennedy CA program is open to all Stanford graduate students who are eligible
to live in Kennedy housing in the year for which they are applying. The application
process is competitive, and successful applicants usually display attributes
such as...

  • ...excitement about meeting new people.
  • ...strong organizational skills.
  • ...willingness to help people resolve conflicts.
  • ...sensitivity to customs of a diverse population.

The application process opens in March each year. If you are interested, talk
to one of your building CAs for more information.