Student Affairs in Higher Ed

Preview Days

SAHE Preview Days 2019 TBA!

Please note: Candidates who have verified completed applications through the EDLR department and who have been recommended by the admissions committee should receive a personal invitation from a representative of the program.

Verified and completed On-campus program applicants may receive an invitation to attend the SAHE Preview Days program. This will be the first opportunity to interview for graduate assistantships and admission to the program. All meals are provided during the program. On-campus housing may be available on a limited basis.

Here is last year's schedule for an example of the day breakdown:

Sunday, February 11, 2018

  2:003:00pm Registration   
  3:00 – 4:00pm Campus Tour  
  4:00 – 5:00pm SAHE Welcome & Assistantship Introduction                             
  5:00 – 6:00pm Assistantship Reception  
  7:00 - 9:00pm Dinner & Student Panel  

Monday, February 12, 2018

  8:00 – 9:00am Breakfast  
  9:00 – 3:30pm Interviews according to your schedule  
  11:30 – 1:00pm Lunch  
  4:000 p.m. Survey & Final Informational Session  
  1:00 – 4:00pm Interviews  

Hospitality Room : During the interview day, a room will be available for you to relax, chat with current students, meet student affairs professionals, and browse information about the SAHE program, Indiana State University, and the city of Terre Haute.

Parking: Continue on to 9th street (One-Way going North) to Lot R or Lot 15. These lots are located between 8th and 9th streets, just north of the Chestnut St. stop sign (The Bayh College of Education is directly across 8th street from these two lots). Parking is free on the weekend, so you will not need to have a parking pass. Your pass will be ready to pick up when you arrive to our Welcome events on Sunday.

Attire: This is a professional weekend, so please wear business casual on Sunday and professional attire on Monday for your interviews.

What to Bring: Beyond regular travel gear, such as shower equipment and clothes, you should bring at least 15-20 copies of your resume, as well as reference lists and anything else you want future employers to have. If you have not yet applied for the SAHE program, you may also want to bring your personal statement, reference letters, and sealed transcripts.

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 room and board 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 were 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.