Division of Student Affairs

Graduate Assistantships

Welcome to the Graduate Assistantship site for the Division of Student Affairs.  Graduate Assistants are an integral part of our division as they perform multiple critical functions that are core to our mission and purpose.  These hybrid student / professional staff members are front-line; working directly with students and furthering the University's goal of improving the human condition.

Ga Fair 2015 Poster


Interested in learning more and registering? 
To be considered for an interview and possible position, by February 17 you MUST:
• register online here:  http://bit.ly/utgafair2016
 To read an overview of last year's GA Fair and what the actual day of interviews looks like so you can prepare, click here


What is a Graduate Assistant (GA)?
A Graduate Assistant is a graduate student holding regular admission to a degree program who maintains a 3.0 GPA and works as a Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, Administrative Assistant or Intern for an Academic or Administrative department within the University.  Graduate Assistants work a specified number of hours per week (typically 20 hours), maintain a minimum course load (typically 12 hours/semester), and fulfill specific job requirements as set forth in their GA contract and by their supervisor. As a GA, most students receive a tuition remission/waiver (typically full-time tuition), a stipend or paycheck and an amazing work experience. 

What types of Graduate Assistantship positions are typically available?
Just within the Division of Student Affairs, there are a wide array of assistantships available to graduate students.  While departmental staffing structures frequently change as staffing and programmatic needs changes, here is an partial list of Graduate Assistantships that currently or recently have existed within the Division of Student Affairs:

  • Graduate Hall Directors within the Department of Residence Life
  • The Recreation Center employs GAs in such areas as Operations, Aquatics, Marketing, Intramurals/Sport Clubs/Summer Camp, Health Promotions, Wellness and Fitness
  • Commuter Student Services 
  • Greek Life
  • Office of Student Involvement & Leadership 
  • Student Union building management
  • Many, many more
Last Updated: 11/21/16