Becoming a Graduate Assistant

Graduate assistantships are designed to support students in their pursuit of advanced degrees at Arkansas Tech University. ATU is an Equal Access, Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Specific expectations and responsibilities of graduate assistants vary, based upon department. However, all graduate assistants are required to:

  • Work on campus
  • Complete a background check
  • Participate in a GA Orientation
  • Maintain good academic standing

Fall 2016 New GA Orientation Sessions

Tuesday, August 23 from 3:00-5:00 pm
Wednesday, August 24 from 5:30-7:30 pm
Ross Pendergraft Library, Room 300S

(New GA's are only required to attend one session to meet the orientation requirement)

Fall 2016 Returning GA Orientation

Returning GA's will complete the Orientation ONLINE via Blackboard
Returning GA's will be enrolled in the course sometime in August

If you have any questions regarding GA Orientation, please contact Sara Bradberry at


*Please fill out only one application! One will work for all openings.*

If interested in multiple positions please type ANY in the second box on the GA application or list the offices desired. No need to submit applications for each position!

Please call the Graduate College with any questions about the assistantship process at 479-968-0398