Our Graduate Assistant Learning Community is a point of pride for the Student Affairs Unit at Central Michigan University. As a graduate assistant, we value you as both a student and employee of CMU. Members of the Graduate Assistant Learning Community work in different departments within Student Affairs and represent various graduate programs. The Graduate Assistant Learning Community is a model that provides you time and space to network and collaborate. The Learning Community provides the opportunity to live on-campus in the same residence hall as other graduate assistants (with no Residence Life assigned duties), and in some cases, an on-campus meal plan.

Beginning in August, our appointed graduate assistants participate in orientation sessions and training for the Learning Community and respective graduate assistantships. During this time, GAs in Strudent Affairs will become familiar with their own department, build connections with other graduate assistants, acclimate to the campus and Mount Pleasant community, and receive training on CMU Policies and GA resources. Graduate assistants also will participate in bi-weekly professional development workshops and community meetings designed to build professional competencies and maximizing their experience at CMU.

This is an exciting time to join the Graduate Assistant Learning Community! Please explore the recruitment booklet to learn more about this unique opportunity. For more information about assistantships, please contact the Associate Director of the Leadership Institute, Dr. Dani Hiar at hiar1dm@cmich.edu or the Professional Development and Recruitment Graduate Assistant, Anjam Chaudhary at chaud1a@cmich.edu. For more information about graduate admissions or apply to a graduate program, please contact the College of Graduate Studies.