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

Applicants Please Read:



Open Positions:

Student Success Services


Orientation Info

New and Returning GA Orientation

New and returning graduate assistantships are required to complete an orientation with the Graduate College each academic year they receive a contract. Please follow the link above to access scheduled orientation times. 

Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation is an optional orientation intended to help new graduate students familiarize themselves with our university and resources. Please follow the link above to view recordings of the Fall 2018 Graduate Student Orientation speaker sessions. 


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