Please explore our Graduate Assistant recruitment brochure to learn more about the Central Michigan University campus and community. There are four unique elements of the Student Affairs GA Learning Community:

  • Connection: Membership to a support network of other Student Affairs Division graduate assistants.
  • Compensation: A competitive package that includes a tuition waiver, a stipend (last year's stipend was $10,900), and an option for free on-campus housing (with no in-hall or on-call responsibilities). See the FAQ part of this site to learn more about the compensation package.
  • Leadership Development: Intentional two day orientation/onboarding experience in August, professional development activities designed for the community that support the ACPA/NASPA/NIRSA competencies (3 per semester), and a year-end showcase experience developed in coordination with the Educational Leadership faculty.
  • Integrated: Graduate Assistants within the Student Affairs GA Learning Community are not limited to one specific graduate program or area of study; however, preference will be given to those who are pursuing educational leadership or higher education degrees unless otherwise noted in the position description. The most common programs of study graduate assistants pursue include:

Explore all CMU graduate program options on the College of Graduate Studies website.

Should you need any additional assistance or information, please contact Dr. Kathleen Gardner at

Start your application here!