Our Student Staff and Volunteers

Campus Life is hiring a Photographer/Videographer! 

The position runs from May 2021 through April 2022 with the option to continue in the role if mutually desirable.
Work study is NOT required, but work study students are welcome to apply.

Learn more and apply today at 

*Note: This position serves both Campus Life and the Diversity & Community Involvement Department. 

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 EMU Orientation (formerly known as Fast Track) and EMU Connect (formerly known as First Three). We offer student volunteer opportunities including New Student Orientation Assistant (NSOA). We also offer paid positions within our office including  Student Assistants, Orientation Team of Eastern's advisers and Mentors (O-TEAM), and SWAT team members.

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 Creatives - 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, EMU Orientation GA
  • Orientation and Transition Programs, EMU Connect GA
  • Student Organizations and Leadership Development GA
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life GA 

We do not currently have any Graduate Assistantship openings.

We typically recruit Graduate Assistants through the Graduate Assistant Interview Day process in March. Openings will be available as job postings on the EMU employment board. If you are unable to participate in GAID we encourage you to still apply via the application on the EMU Employment Board.

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