In the fall of 2020, the first three trailblazing graduate assistants in the history of the university worked on campus. One year later, the number of GAs jumped to nine, all working in the student affairs unit. According to Dr. Chris Haug, vice president for student affairs, the nine GAs will work with his team to expand student activities, provide leadership opportunities, and offer resident students experienced counsel for navigating college life.
Graduate assistants work a set number of hours per week and, in return, receive a tuition waiver, a monthly living stipend and, in some cases, housing. The campus responsibilities that graduate assistants have must connect directly to the academic field that they study.