Graduate Assistantship Positions

What is a Graduate Assistantship for the Division of Student Affairs?

Each year the Division of Student Affairs employs nearly 40 graduate students as graduate assistants for a variety of programs, departments and functional areas.

The Division focuses on developing students’ strengths and inspiring student leadership for a global society while fostering a community of inclusion, service, inquiry, partnership, and excellence.

Graduate assistants have the opportunity to advise student organizations, plan major campus programs, build communities in our residence halls, contribute to strategic planning and assessment initiatives, provide direct service to students in need, and much more!

What do our GAs say?

"I graduated from a small college and knew no one when I came to University of Arkansas. Being a graduate assistant has allowed me to become aquatinted with campus and learn valuable professional skills, while also building great friendships. I am able to feel like I am giving back to a school that has already been so good to me."

Emily Martin - Graduate Assistant, Center for Educational Access

"This office has really pushed me to seek out the best options for me. I have a had the opportunity to mentor/advise students which is a reward within itself. Knowing that I making a difference in students’ lives is why I want to go into the field. There are so many students here that desire to learn about themselves, the world, and how they can better it."

Vincent Phillips - Graduate Assistant, New Student and Family Programs

Benefits

First Year

  • On average a $1,100 per month stipend paid on a monthly basis is provided
  • On average a $750 professional development/travel funds is provided

Second Year

  • On average a $1,300 per month stipend paid on a monthly basis is provided
  • On average a $1,200 professional development/travel funds is provided (when budget permits and/or performance is applicable)

Additional Benefits

  • All in-state and out-of-state tuition is waived
  • Graduate Assistant Professional Development series
  • 50% graduate assistantship - six hours of class credit and required 20 office hours per week
  • 12-month position, unless specified