It is important to know what is expected once a graduate assistantship has been obtained. While assistantship responsibilities will greatly vary, there are several policies that are standard for all graduate assistantships. All graduate assistantships will be required to fill out paperwork, know the associated rules and regulations, and complete sexual harassment training. In addition, a graduate assistant may be required to participate in the Graduate School’s “online orientation”.
As with all graduate assistantship requirements, many will differ from department to department. However, there are several required pieces of paperwork every graduate assistant must complete – a contract, I-9, DMA.
For students to be paid in a timely manner, contracts should be received in the Graduate School a minimum of 3 weeks prior to the start date of the contract.
Visit Graduate Assistant Contracts page for more information
The best way to know what is expected as a graduate assistant is to read the rules and regulations associated with the department, the college, and the University the job falls under. Below are links to the broadest examples of rules and regulations graduate students are responsible for understanding, the Graduate Assistant Handbook and the Student Code of Conduct.
It is required that every graduate assistant go through sexual harassment prevention training by their first semester.