Campus Life Graduate Assistantships
Campus Life at Oklahoma State University includes the following offices and departments: Student Union Activities Board, Student Organizations, Student Volunteer Center, Parent and Family Programs, Commuter and Non-Traditional Student Services, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, Student Government Association, and Student Support and Conduct (1 is 2 Many).
Though not all of these areas recruit new graduate teaching assistants each year, GTAs within Campus Life have responsibilities to their specific program as well as the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from staff across the unit.
Growth and Opportunity
All positions require a bachelor's degree and admittance to a graduate program. Some positions may require an early summer start date.
- Stipend: $1,200/month
- Tuition: In and out-of-state waiver
- Parking Pass
- $500/semester scholarship to assist with student fees
- Some positions in Campus Life will offer other remuneration with their positions. See Specific position details for more information.
Off-Campus Student Association
- Act as a liaison between the Off-Campus Student Association (OCSA), landlords and property management companies, and OSU.
- Coordinate small to large-scale programs on and off campus.
- Advise the OCSA programming subcommittee
Coordinate and facilitate OCSA’s summer retreat.
- Plan and implement a fall and spring Renter’s Fair along with the OCSA student leaders.
- Assist departmental staff with or coordinate individual assessment and research projects.
- Research current events/topics at the state and federal level that impact off-campus students’ rights.
- Respond to phone, email, and social media queries regarding landlord/tenant issues.
- The individual selected as the Graduate Teaching will report to a professional staff member in Campus Life.
Length of Assistantship
- The assistantship shall be guaranteed for up to 10 months with the opportunity of a second term, if agreeable to both the Graduate Teaching Assistant and their supervisor.
- The compensation for this position will be $1200.00/month (20 hours per week
- Out of State and In-State portion of tuition may be waived for qualified candidates.
- Tuition portion of classes listed on Plan of Study waived.
- $500 Campus Life scholarship/stipend to assist with student fees.
- Parking Pass for the Student Union Parking Garage.
- Optional health insurance program
- Admission to a graduate-level program at Oklahoma State University
- Preference will be given to those students pursuing advanced degrees in Higher Education Administration, College Student Development, or other related fields of study.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to relate to diverse populations are required for this position.
- Ability to listen to and comprehend student and landlord issues and offer reasonable solutions to problems as suggested in the Oklahoma Landlord and Tenet Acts.
- Experience as an off-campus student or in residential life, preferably within apartment style facilities.
Student Union Activities Board
Co-Advise and assist with the functions and events of the Student Union Activities Board (SUAB) Executive Committee to include:
- Provide one-on-one leadership advising to assigned committee chair people;
- Keep detailed records of events hosted by assigned committees;
- Attend each event hosted by assigned committees and serve as a professional point of contact during these events;
- Attend Tuesday night Member and Executive Meetings; and
- Assist with semesterly executive board retreats: curriculum development, presentations, relationship building, etc.
- Assist the SUAB Coordinator with the necessary functions to keep the Board running
on a daily and semesterly basis to include:
- Keep detailed records of expenditures;
- Record program evaluation responses and conduct regular assessment of events and program outreach;
- Process performer contracts; and
- Other duties as assigned.
- Exhibit the characteristics outlined in the Winston Shindell Fellowship including:
- Be in pursuit of a graduate degree in College Student Development, Business Administration, or a related field;
- Demonstrate a desire to work with and develop students and young leaders;
- Demonstrate a desire to work in or for a student union, ideally with the goal of becoming a Director of Student Life or Student Union Director; and
- Have experience in campus programs and/or event planning.
- Complete the following responsibilities as outlined by the Winston Shindell Fellowship
- Serve in a 0.5 FTE role as a graduate teaching assistant for Student Union Programs (SUAB)
- Complete at least three internship experiences within the Student Union in cooperation with SUAB and the Student Union director;
- Maintain membership and attend either ACUI Region II or National Conference, and a NACA Conference, if possible; and
- Establish and maintain a relationship with Mr. Shindell and his family.
- Assist the Associate Director of Leadership & Campus Life with some functions of the
- Assist with Student Arts Alliance programs when needed; and
- Other duties as assigned.
- Assist with special events including Fanfare of Lights, the Miss OSU Scholarship Pageant, Summer on the Plaza, and others Participate in ACE Office professional development activities.
- The individual selected for this position will report to the Student Union Activities Board Coordinator.
- The compensation for this position shall be $1,150/month for 20 hours/week (0.5 FTE);
- Housing Stipend in the amount of $1,250 in the Fall and Spring semesters;
- Meal plan in the amount of $400 in the Fall and Spring semesters;
- Out-of-state portion of tuition may be waived for qualified candidates;
- Graduate-level membership in one approved professional organization;
- Optional health insurance program; and
- Potential for assistance to travel to professional conferences depending upon budget.
- Admission to a graduate-level program at Oklahoma State University;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to relate to diverse populations;
- Experience in student activities, campus life programs (especially with co-curricular programming), and research activities preferred; and
- Preference will be given to those pursuing advanced degrees in Higher Education Administration, College Student Development, Occupational and Adult Education, Psychology, Counseling, Sociology, Business Administration, or other appropriate field of study.