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Campus Life Graduate Assistantships

Campus Life at Oklahoma State University includes the following offices and departments: Office of Arts, Culture & Entertainment, 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.


Requirements

All positions require a bachelor's degree and admittance to a graduate program. Some positions may require an early summer start date. 

 

Remuneration

  • 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.

 

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  • Student Volunteer Center

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist the Coordinator in program development and distribution of service opportunities on and off campus.
    • Manage Student Volunteer Center email.
      Oversee the online reporting system and approve/deny submissions for Student Volunteer Center. 
    • Directly advise 3 of the 6 student Ambassadors; President, Community Outreach Ambassador, Creating Opportunities for Responsible, Development Ambassador, Membership Ambassador, Programming Ambassador, or Social Media Ambassador 
    • Assist the Coordinator with budgetary needs for the SVC.
    • Attend SVC Student Ambassador meetings, retreats, and events.
    • Aid the Coordinator with research related to civic engagement and volunteer activities at OSU.
    • Plan one immersive volunteer event or educational initiative per semester. 
    • Serve on Campus Life, Division of Student Affairs, and/or OSU committees.
    • Attend all Campus Life staff meetings. 

     

    Reporting Relationship:

    • The individual selected for the Student Volunteer Center graduate teaching assistantship will report to the Coordinator of the Student Volunteer Center. 
      Coordinator of the SVC supports internships for GAs program coursework. 

     

    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 Supervisor.

     

    Compensation:

    • The compensation for this position will be $1,200/month for 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. 

     

    Qualifications:

    • Admission to a graduate-level program at Oklahoma State University.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to relate to diverse populations are required for this position. 
    • Experience in student activities, campus life programs (especially with co-curricular programming), and research activities preferred. 
    • Preference will be given to those students pursuing advanced degrees in Higher Education Administration, College Student Development, or other related fields of study. 
  • Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

    Anticipated opening May 2023

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist Fraternity & Sorority Affairs staff with the advisement of the Panhellenic Council & National Pan-Hellenic Council.  Be available to attend all Council meetings and Executive Council meetings. 
    • Assist with the advisement and facilitation of Panhellenic Recruitment & NPHC Convocation. 
    • Assist with the advisement of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs programs including Greek Discovery Day, Council Officers’ Retreat, Chapter Officers’ Retreat, all training and development, etc. 
    • Assist with the advisement of fraternity and sorority organizations, such as Order of Omega, Junior Greek Leadership, etc. 
    • Assist with office marketing and social media.
    • Campus Life assignments, as necessary. 
    • Some weekend and evening responsibilities as needed
    • Assist Fraternity & Sorority Affairs staff by working summer orientation and enrollment events.

     

    Reporting Relationship:

    • The individual selected as the graduate teaching assistant for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs will directly report to a professional staff member of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs although they will provide assistance to all staff of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs as needed.

     

    Length of Assistantship:

    • The assistantship shall be for 12 months with the opportunity of a second year, if agreeable to both the Graduate Teaching Assistant and the Fraternity & Sorority Affairs professional staff.
    • Must work at least one summer during the assistantship, preferably the summer prior to their assistantship. 

     

    Compensation:

    • The compensation for this position will be $1200 per month (20 hours per week) for 12 months.
    • 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 to assist with student fees. 
    • Parking Pass for the Student Union Parking Garage. 
    • Optional health insurance program.

     

    Qualifications:

    • Admission to a graduate 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.
    • Good oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to relate to diverse populations are required for this position.
    • Membership in a national Greek-lettered organization is preferable but not required.
    • Experience in activities/campus life (especially with co-curricular programming) as well as an understanding of the national Greek letter organization’s purpose and their relationship within the university community is highly desirable.
  • Off-Campus Student Association

    Responsibilities

    • 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.

     

    Reporting Relationship

    • 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.

     

    Compensation

    • 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

     

    Qualifications

    • 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 Organizations

    Responsibilities

    • Assist student organization leaders and advisors on a daily basis by answering questions, maintaining the student organization database in Anthology/Engage, completing required documents, and troubleshooting
    • Train new student organization leaders upon the creation of their organization
    • Help plan, manage, and assess student organization fairs(s)
    • Laisse with various campus departments regarding their student organization requirements
    • Assist departmental staff in teaching or presentation obligations
    • Assist departmental staff with or coordinate individual assessment and research projects.
    • Serve on the Student Government Association’s Committee on Student Organizations
    • Occasionally staff the Student Organization Center information desk as needed
    • Work with fellow GTAs from Campus Life to recruit, interview, select, and train future GTAs for Campus Life.

     

    Reporting Relationship

    • Individuals in this role will report to the Assistant Director for Campus Life.

     

    Length of Assistantship

    • The assistantship shall be guaranteed for up to 12 months with the opportunity of a second term, if agreeable to both the Graduate Teaching Assistant and the Assistant Director for Campus Life.

     

    Compensation

    • The compensation for this position shall be $1200.00/month for 20 hours/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 to assist with student fees. 
    • Optional health insurance program.

     

    Qualifications

    • Admission to a graduate-level program at Oklahoma State University.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to relate to diverse populations are required for this position.
    • Experience in student activities, organizations, campus life programs (especially with co-curricular programming), and research activities preferred.
    • Preference will be given to those students pursuing advanced degrees in Higher Education Administration, College Student Development, or related field of study.
  • Student Union Activities Board

    Responsibilities

    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 including:
      • 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 department including:
      • 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.

     

    Reporting Relationship

    • The individual selected for this position will report to the Student Union Activities Board Coordinator.

     

    Compensation

    • 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.

     

    Qualifications

    • 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.
  • 1 is 2 Many Graduate Assistant

    Oklahoma State University takes acts of sexual violence extremely seriously and believes that 1 victim is 2 many. The university invites all members of the campus community to be part of the effort to maintain a safe and productive environment in which to live, learn, and be successful by committing to end sexual violence and sexual harassment. It is important for members of our community to understand and receive consent, intervene by being an active bystander when necessary, and support victims of sexual violence. 

     

    The graduate assistant will provide support in research, assessment, programming, and overall strategic planning implementation for 1 is 2 Many, while also serving as a confidential victim advocate for students at OSU. This position reports to the Coordinator of 1 is 2 Many and works in Student Support and Conduct.

     

    Prevention Programming Responsibilities

    • Co-advise 1 is 2 Many Peer Educators and Student Advisory Board; attending and facilitating bi-weekly meetings and various events and individual student meetings throughout the year.
    • Promote, coordinate, and facilitate in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities for students.
    • Research and develop evidence-informed educational outreach programs directed toward the Oklahoma State University community. Topics should focus on sexual violence prevention including dating violence, domestic violence, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and stalking as well as bystander intervention and other related topics.
    • Provide prevention and awareness education for students through in-person and virtual outlets.  Programs should be culturally applicable and illustrate society’s current events and perspectives.  
    • Collaborate and support other offices’ programming efforts surrounding sexual violence and sexual health. 
    • Assist in supporting the prevention development in the 1 is 2 Many Strategic Plan. 
    • Keep up to date on relevant cultural issues regarding sexual violence prevention and response. 
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

     

    Victim Advocate Repsonsibilities

    • Serve in an on-call rotation for an average of 2 weeks each month. On-call hours will occur between 8:00am – 5:00pm each day of the rotation.
    • Respond to all calls, texts, and emails that come to the advocate phone in a timely manner.
    • Communicate with 1 is 2 Many Coordinator and other advocates if scheduling conflicts arise.
    • Support students who seek advocate services with a trauma-informed, victim-centered approach. Advocates empower victims to make choices that best serve their needs while providing resources and support as needed.
    • Engage in training to develop advocacy skills and understand campus and community resources.
    • Maintain accurate records of interactions with victims for reporting purposes.

     

    Reporting Relationship

    • The individual selected as the Graduate Teaching Assistant will report to the Coordinator of 1 is 2 Many.  This individual will also provide assistance to the staff of Student Support and Conduct.

     

    Length of Assistantship

    • The assistantship shall be for 10 month with the opportunity of a second term, if agreeable to both the Graduate Teaching Assistant and Student Support and Conduct.  

     

    Compensation

    • The compensation for this position shall be $1200 per month (20 hours per week) for 10 months.
    • 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. 
    • Optional health insurance program.

     

    Qualifications

    • Full-time enrolled graduate student (preference given to students in College Student Development program)
    • Interest in sexual assault prevention/awareness
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to work and collaborate with diverse groups
    • Excellent communication, customer service and organizational skills
    • Ability to manage multiple projects with detail
    • Demonstrate self-direction, creativity, and strategic thinking
    • Work effectively with individuals and teams.
    • Exhibit attention to detail and high degree of openness to new approaches and ideas
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