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Our Student Staff and Volunteers


Campus Life is not currently hiring. We typically recruit undergraduate student employees early in the Winter semester with interviews occurring in late February or early March. If a position becomes open throughout the year we will post that information here, on our social media, and on my.emich announcements.

We typically recruit Graduate Assistants through the Graduate Assistant Interview Day process in March. If openings become available before that time they will be posted on this page, on our social media, and as job postings on the EMU employment board.


Campus Life Student Staff

Working as an undergraduate student employee in Campus Life offers challenging, pre-professional job experience to upper-class student leaders who are interested in campus involvement and possess initiative, excellent organizational and communication skills, and the ability to think critically. As a Campus Life student staff member, you can represent the student excellence for our department to the campus community and all our audiences. CLSS positions begin at the start of summer semester and applications are made available in the winter semester.

Eligibility requirements:

  • A GPA of 2.5 or above is required
  • Candidates must be in good academic and community standing
  • Availability to work from May through April is required
  • Students who will also be residence hall advisers during the academic year are not eligible for these positions

Activities and Engagement Team

The A&E Team is responsible for the administrative tasks associated with planning, implementing and evaluating a compelling array of campus activities responsive to the interests, entertainment, and educational needs of our diverse student population. Offering campus engagement and aesthetic literacy experiences through a variety of activities including excursions, lectures, performing arts, film, late night study programs, etc.

Fraternity and Sorority Life Team

The Fraternity & Sorority  Life Team is responsible for providing programs, services, resources and advocacy for fraternities and sororities to function effectively and contribute positively to the EMU community; and also providing students with opportunities to enhance their personal and professional skills through experiential learning opportunities. This team works in collaboration with the four Greek councils (CPC, IFC, NPHC, and MGC).

Orientation and Transition Team

The Orientation and Transition Team is responsible for offering programs, services and resources assisting new students to transition successfully to EMU, including Fast Track & First Three New Student Orientation. We offer student volunteer opportunities including New Student Orientation Assistant (NSOA) and Orientation Team of Eastern's advisers and Mentors (O-TEAM).  We also offer paid positions within our office including the First Three Student Assistants and SWAT team members, and Fast Track Orientation Group Leaders.

Student Organizations Team

This team is responsible for providing programs, services, resources and advocacy for over 250 student organizations to function effectively and contribute positively to the EMU community.

Marketing and Design Team

Campus Life and Diversity and Community Involvement have created a new and exciting marketing and design team that will serve both departments. These positions offer challenging pre-professional job experience to talented students who are interested in expanding their portfolio/resume and possess initiative, creativity and the ability to think critically. As a member of our M&D Team, you will help communicate our programs, services, values and brand to students and other key stakeholders.

The M&D team is comprised of:

  • Graphic Designers - responsible for designing and producing all publications and individual event publicity materials, including ads, brochures, posters, table tents, t-shirts, and other promotional items, and for administrative tasks associated with planning and executing advertising and public relations campaigns, as well as print production.
  • Marketing Assistants - responsible for creating marketing plans for each event, disseminating print and digital promotional materials and maintaining an engaging social media presence
  • Photo/Videographers - responsible for capturing and editing photos and video footage and creating captivating visual media
  • Senior Creative - responsible for leading the M&D team, assigning projects, providing encouragement, critique, and accountability for deadlines.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistants support the Department of Campus Life in planning and evaluating campus activities and programs as well as supervising/advising undergraduate staff and volunteer boards. Graduate Assistants work closely on the implementation of major campus programs and maintain liaison relationships with departments internal and external to the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. They are considered Student Affairs colleagues, and gain valuable knowledge and skills through their role with Campus Life. 

Our Graduate Assistantships:

  • Activities & Engagement GA
  • Orientation and Transition Programs, Fast Track GA
  • Orientation and Transition Programs, First Three GA
  • Student Organizations and Leadership Development GA
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life GA 

Campus Life, 345 Student Center, 900 Oakwood Dr., Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734.487.3045 [email protected]