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Graduate Assistantship Positions

About Assistantships

Assistantships are on-campus positions that are designed to supplement your classroom experience with practical experience. The Division of Student Affairs offers many assistantship opportunities. Given the partnership with The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education first consideration goes to those students applying for admission to the College Student Personnel program

The graduate assistantship application process and the academic admissions process are separate but concurrent processes. Visit How to Apply to learn more about the application process for assistantships and for the College Student Personnel program. 

For all graduate assistantship applications, you need a resume, cover letter, list of professional references, and a personal statement (optional). Candidates may apply for up to seven assistantships.

To learn more about the types of graduate assistantship opportunities available through this program, review the examples below. Not all positions are open for applicants each academic year. 

Other employment opportunities are available on Ohio University Jobs

Opportunities in the Division of Student Affairs

The positions below are available for students entering in Fall 2023. Applications will open on October 1st, 2022.

Office of the Dean of Students

  • Graduate Assistant for Student Senate

Dean of Students Homepage

University Well-being & Campus Recreation

  • Graduate Assistant for Well-being & Fitness
  • Graduate Assistant for Peer Health Education
  • Graduate Assistant for Marketing & Communications
  • Graduate Assistant for Outdoor Pursuits Trips, Clinic and Rental Center
  • Graduate Assistant for Outdoor Pursuits Challenge Course and Climbing Wall
  • Graduate Assistant for Facility Operations
  • Graduate Assistant for Peer Health Education

University Well-being & Campus Rec Homepage

Campus Involvement Center

  • Graduate Assistant for Student Engagement- Leadership Development
  • Graduate Assistant for Campus Programming

Campus Involvement Center Hompage

Conference & Event Services

  • Graduate Assistant for  Reservations

Conference & Event Services Homepage

Community Standards & Student Responsibility

  • Graduate Assistant for Community Standards and Student Responsibility

Community Standards & Student Responsibility Homepage

Counseling & Psychological Services

  • Graduate Assistant for Recovery

Counseling & Psychological Services Homepage

Housing & Residence Life

  • Graduate Resident Director
  • Graduate Assistant for Leadership and Student Engagement
  • Graduate Assistant for Housing Ambassador Program
  • Assistant Resident Director
  • Graduate Assistant for Recruitment, Selection, Training, and Development

Housing & Residence Life Homepage

Sorority and Fraternity Life

  • Graduate Assistant for Sorority & Fraternity Life – Community Programming
  • Graduate Assistant for Sorority & Fraternity Life – Interfraternity Council

Sorority and Fraternity Life Homepage

Non-DOSA Opportunities

Ohio University Alumni Association

  • Early Engagement Graduate Assistant

Ohio University Alumni Association Homepage

University College

  • Graduate Assistant for UCASS/Degree Programs
  • Graduate Assistants for Bobcat Student Orientation
  • Graduate Assistants for Learning Community Programs

University College Homepage

Academic Achievement Center

  • Graduate Assistant, Academic Assistance Programs / Academic Achievement Center

Academic Achievement Center Homepage

Patton College of Education

  • Graduate Assistant Academic Advisor for the Patton College of Education

Patton College of Education Homepage

Division of Diversity & Inclusion

  • Graduate Assistant for OMSAR Advisor
  • Graduate Assistant D&I Programs

Division of Diversity & Inclusion Homepage

Office of Global Opportunities

  • Graduate Assistant for Global Opportunities

Office of Global Opportunities Homepage

Cutler Scholars Program

  • Graduate Assistant for the Cutler Scholars Program

Cutler Scholars Program Homepage

Graduate College

  • Graduate College Graduate Assistant

Graduate College Homepage

OHIO Honors Program

  • Graduate Assistant for Honors and Scholars Programs

OHIO Honors Program Homepage

Center for Advising, Career and Experiential Learning

  • Graduate Assistant for Allen Advising
  • Graduate Assistant for Career Coaching
  • Graduate Assistant for Career Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Graduate Assistant for Employer Relations and Events
  • Graduate Assistant for Experiential Access
  • Graduate Assistant for Signature Programs

center for advising, career and experiential learning

Additional Support

For general questions on the graduate assistantship application process, contact Assistant Vice President Imants Jaunarajs at hesa@ohio.edu.

For general questions about the College Student Personnel program, contact the Higher Education and Student Affairs Program Coordinator,  Erin Morgenstern at erinmorgenstern@ohio.edu

For information on other graduate assistantship opportunities at OHIO not listed below, please contact the Graduate College at (740) 593-2800 or graduate@ohio.edu

For support services and information about getting involved on campus or in the Athens community, please visit the Ohio University student page.

Should a candidate be offered a graduate assistantship position and be accepted to a master's or doctoral-level degree program, the two-year assistantship is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.