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Ohio University students get paid to live off-campus

ATHENS, Ohio (Jan. 16, 2007) -- Applications for community assistants, a student paraprofessional position, are currently being accepted for the 2007-08 school year. Any undergraduate student who will be living off-campus next year is eligible. The community assistant job pays $600 per quarter and does provide advancement opportunities.

The Community Assistant Program is a leading national program heading into its third year of existence at Ohio University and consists of 15 undergraduate students who live throughout the off-campus area. Community assistants act as peer educators between the students and the university by providing students with information, resources, and help solve problems by offering a direct outlet for their concerns. 

"The Community Assistant Program is great because it provides off-campus students with a resource which they can go to if they have questions or need help with a problem," said James Johnson, community assistant for Congress Street. "Our primary focus is to enhance the off-campus living experience for students at Ohio University."

Applications can be found in the Off-Campus and Community Services Office located at 339 Baker University Center or are available online. Fliers containing application information have also been posted on the Facebook Web site.

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Media Contact: Kevin Smith, Department of Campus Life, 740-597-1619 or Smithk3@ohio.edu

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