Why Student Affairs?
As a campus community we actively embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion grounded in core values of compassion, care, and concern for others. We center around eight key functions that together create a supportive living and learning environment of responsive care and support for retention, graduation, and success beyond college.
Our programs and services:
- Transition and connect students to campus
- Foster positive campus climate
- Cultivate inclusion and diversity
- Develop opportunities for civic engagement and co-curricular learning
- Create immersive living-learning environments
- Provide listening, care, and focused support for students in crisis
- Support wellness, health, and safety
- Prepare students for a successful transition to their post-UMass future
University of Massachusetts Amherst Student Affairs and Campus Life graduate assistantships are highly competitive and critical to the success of SACL achieving these functions.
What Can You Expect?
We aim to provide our graduate assistants with comprehensive professional development experiences that align with their academic and career pathways. Many responsibilities will be similar to that of a professional position and, whenever possible, will be useful in completing course or program requirements. A primary goal of our supervisors is to ensure assistantships enhance academic work and expose our graduate students to experiential learning opportunities that facilitate personal and professional growth.
Graduate Assistant Positions
Graduate assistants work in many different areas of Student Affairs and Campus Life, including: