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Graduate Assistantship Positions

Please download the College Student Personnel/Graduate Assistantship Packet for a program overview and information regarding the application proccesses. 

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, and, 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.­

For general questions about the College Student Personnel program, contact the Higher Education and Student Affairs Program Coordinator, David Horton at (740)593-4163 or hortond@ohio.edu.

To apply, you will need your resume, cover letter, a list of professional references, and your autobiographical sketch/personal statement. You may apply for up to four graduate assistantships at Ohio University. To apply, click on the position description below.  For general questions on the GA application process, please contact: Emily Wiersma, Graduate Assistant for the Office of the Dean of Students at em585714@ohio.edu or (740) 593-1800.

Should a candidate be offered a graduate assistantship postion and be accepted by the College Student Personnel Program, the two-year assistantship is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Please contact the  Graduate College  at (740)593-2800 or  graduate@ohio.edu  for information on other graduate assistantship opportunities at OHIO.

For support services, information on getting involved on campus or in the Athens community, please visit the Ohio University student page at  www.ohio.edu/students.



Positions within the Division of Student Affairs


Campus Involvement Center

 **The Campus Involvement Center will be hiring for both Sorority & Fraternity Life anticipated open positions. Please indicate your position preferences in your cover letter. Candidates will be considered for both positions during interviews.


Career and Leadership Development Center


Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation is hiring Graduate Assistants for the 2015-2016 academic year. First consideration will go to students studying Recreational Students and/or Coaching Education with The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education. Assistantships include opportunities with the Aquatic Center, Bird Ice Arena, Club Sports, Intramural Sports, Fitness, and Outdoor Pursuits. 

Candidates may apply to any or all graduate positions with Campus Recreation. To view the 2017-18 assistantship descriptions and application process , please visit  www.ohio.edu/recreation/employment.cfm.


Office of the Dean of Students


Event Services


Housing and Residence Life


Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility



Positions Outside of the Division of Student Affairs


Academic Advancement Center


Allen Student Advising Center


Patton College of Education


Office of Global Opportunities
International Student and Faculty Service


Learning Community Programs


LGBT Center


Multicultural Programs


Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention


OHIO Alumni Association
Russ College of Engineering and Technology