SAHE Preview Days & Graduate Assistantships

Preview Days

Monday, February 19th - Tuesday 20th, 2024.

Monday, February 19, 2024

  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Check in and Registration  
  3:00 pm – 5:45 pm Assistantship - Palooza  
  6:00 pm  Dinner and Introductions of Faculty and Program                        
  7:00 pm  Student Panel  

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

  8:30 am Breakfast  
  9:00 am Assistantship Interviews  
  11:00 am – 12:30pm Lunch Rotation  
  4:30 pm Interviews Conclude  


Graduate Assistantships

The Division of Student Affairs at Indiana State University offers a number of assistantships to students enrolled full-time in graduate studies on the ISU campus. Persons in these positions provide services and advisement to students and student groups. They assist in the development and implementation of programs in their assigned department and participate in staff professional development opportunities. Individual job descriptions are created in consideration of the career objectives of the person holding the position, as well as the needs of the department to which the person is assigned. For most assistantships in Student Affairs, preference is given to students enrolled in the Master's in Student Affairs and Higher Education or Doctorate in Higher Education programs.

Waiver of tuition (in-state or out-of-state) is included in the compensation package. Opportunities for summer employment may also be available. 

In the past, we have had assistantships available in the following areas:

  • Admissions and New Student Transition Programs
  • Student Health Promotion
  • Volunteer Programs
  • Residential Life
  • Hulman Memorial Student Union Board
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Student Leadership Development
  • Career Services
  • Student Academic Services Center
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology: Student Life
  • Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College: Student Life

Each assistantship typically requires a separate interview process. An assistantship at Indiana State University and at nearby colleges is a professional salaried experience providing opportunities to acquire valuable skills and to apply classroom-based learning. Most assistantships provide a cash stipend plus a tuition waiver (including out-of-state tuition). Live-in positions typically provide food and housing also. Twenty hours work each week is required in an assistantship position.

Assistantships are offered on a limited basis and are competitive; at the same time, most students who seek assistantships and scholarships are able to obtain them on campus. The Department works diligently to provide qualified students with resources to meet their financial obligations. Offers of an assistantship are typically made by March 15 so the application and interview process must be complete by then.