The Graduate Assistant Application for the Division of Student Affairs includes all of the positions available within the Division. This page will be updated periodically in order to provide candidates with the most current information regarding the availability of Graduate Assistantships in the Division. Check this page regularly to know which positions will be open and how many openings there are for Graduate Assistantships that employ multiple persons in the same position.
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Positions Within Student Affairs
Appalachian & the Community Together is supported by both the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, and is a proud member of the North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide coalition of 39 colleges/universities dedicated to community service, service-learning, and civic engagement initiatives. ACT is Appalachian State University's clearinghouse for community service, service-learning, and community-based research opportunities within the High Country area as well as across the state, nation, and world. ACT offers diverse opportunities for individuals and student groups to get involved in human services and environmental advocacy, as well as assist faculty members and community partners with integrating community service projects into their academic courses and local agencies. ACT offers the following positions:
Questions? Contact Heather Jo Mashburn at (828)262-2545.
The Career Development Center supports the mission of Appalachian State University and the Division of Student Affairs to promote the intellectual, cultural, and personal development of its students.
The Career Development Center empowers students and alumni to select and pursue careers consistent with their values, interests, abilities, experiences, and education. Our staff works to develop the career and professional skills of students through career counseling, presentations, workshops, and web-based resources.
The Career development Center works to facilitate the University's goal of economic development for the region. Our staff facilitates unions between our students and employers that benefit the state as a whole through career fairs, employer workshops and information sessions, networking events, and on-campus interview opportunities. The Career Development Center offers the following positions:
Questions? Contact Michelle Brown at (828)262-2180.
The Department of Student Engagement & Leadership is committed to the mission of Appalachian State University and the Division of Student Affairs. The department recognizes that the development of the whole student is achieved through in-class and out-of-class learning opportunities and experiences. We provide programs that help to enhance students' cultural, intellectual, leadership, personal, and professional development. We are committed to developing engaged citizens in a globally changing society by empowering students to become leaders through self-reflection, skill development, and continual learning.
The Department of Student Engagement & Leadership encompasses clubs and organizations, leadership programs, student media, student governance, fraternity & sorority life, and the leadership studies minor. Our staff, through the implementation of student development theories in a variety of instructional settings, assists students in developing environments which enhance diversity, promote ethical and moral development, encourage civic engagement, promote the establishment of meaningful interpersonal relationships, and provide leadership and experiential learning opportunities. The Department of Student Engagement & Leadership offers the following positions:
- Fraternity & Sorority Life Graduate Assistant
- Graduate Assistant for AppSync & Club Hub
- Graduate Assistant for Leadership Programming
- Graduate Assistant for Campus Activities
Questions? Contact Dustin Evatt at (828)262-6252.
The Office of Multicultural Student Development , a part of the Division of Student Affairs, contributes to the academic mission of Appalachian State University by providing marginalized and underrepresented students with mentoring, advocacy, community, and identity affirmation; as well as by offering multiple and varied learning opportunities for all Appalachian students to develop an appreciation for diversity and different perspectives, enhance self-awareness, increase multicultural knowledge, and strengthen intercultural competency.
Multicultural Student Development operates three student-led outreach centers: the LGBT Center, Multicultural Center, and the Women's Center. Multicultural Student Development offers the following positions:
Questions? Contact Lindy Wagner at (828)262-6158.
The mission of the Office of Student Conduct is to educate students about community standards, promote student learning and accountability, and facilitate the development of thoughtful and responsible individuals. Through the Code of Student Conduct, the Office of Student Conduct strives to reduce and prevent behavior that undermines student academic success and that detracts from the educational mission of the University; to improve the health and safety of students and the community; to provide timely support and resoources for students; and to prevent violence in and around the University campus. The Office of Student Conduct offers the following positions:
Questions? Contact James Lorello at (828)262-2704.
Student Developoment at Appalachian State University directs its educational efforts at fostering the intellect and character of students by integrating in-class and co-curricular experiences. To accomplish this, the University provides a wide range of educational experiences through programs and activities that complement and support the academic experience in the classroom. Although the primary focus of these activities is to advance student learning, they also provide needed services, support and recreational opportunities to help students meet the challenges of college and to enhance the quality of student life. Student Development offers the following positions:
Questions? Contact Kate Johnson at (828)262-2545.
University Housing provides on-campus accommodations for approximately 5,800 students across twenty residence halls. The mission of University Housing is to provide convenient, well-maintained housing and foster a learning-oriented community that creates connections and opportunities for meaningful experiences. University Housing offers the following positions:
Questions? Contact Brandon Nelson at (828)262-8734.
University Recreation provides structured and unstructured leisure time activities for students. It is through these activities that students learn life long skills that contribute to their social, physical, emotional, and intellectual growth and development. Correspondingly, University Recreation serves as a laboratory for training in Recreation Management and related fields. Additionally, University Recreation is responsible for scheduling various athletic and recreational facilities. University Recreation offers the following positions:
Questions? Contact Andrew Hawley at (828)262-4954.
Positions Outside of Student Affairs
Academic Services for Student Athletes is a support component housed within the Learning Assistance Program. We provide a comprehensive range of academic advising, personal support, and eligibility oversight for student athletes at Appalachian State University. Our staff works closely with the individual students, teams, and coaches of all established v
Questions? Contact Kayla Hill at (828)262-7914.
Appalachian & the Community Together is supported by both the Division of Student Development and Academic Affairs, and is a proud member of the North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide coalition of 39 colleges/universities dedicated to community service, service-learning, and civic engagement initiatives. ACT is Appalachian State University's clearinghouse for community service, service-learning, and community-based research opportunities within the High Country area as well as across the state, nation, and world. ACT offers diverse opportunities for individuals and student groups to get involved in human services and environmental advocacy, as well as assist faculty members and community partners with integrating community service projects into their academic courses and local agencies. ACT offers the following positions:
- Service Learning & Community-Based Research Assistant I
- Service Learning & Community-Based Research Assistant II
Questions? Contact Heather Jo Mashburn at (828)262-2545.
The Office of Disability Services (ODS) assists eligible students and employees who have documented disabilities by determining and coordinating reasonable academic and/or workplace accommodations. ODS provides advice and counsel on disability-related issues on campus, including building accessibility, reasonable accommodations, assistive technology, campus resources, and off-campus agency resources. The Office of Disability Services offers the following positions:
Questions? Contact Heather Backus at (828)262-3056.
The Office of Student Success (OSS) promotes high-quality academic advising across campus and supports broad initiatives to help undergraduate students achieve - and be able to demonstrate - comprehensive learning and growth during their years at Appalachian State University.
From Freshman seminar and major/career exploration to the second year, internships, and beyond, OSS is committed to helping Mountaineers fully engage in the educational process and attain success in and out of the classroom. Key initiatives with which the Office of Student Success is involved may include the Mapworks early warning system, the Second Year Experience, the Academic & Career Engagement Plan, Aportfolios, Mid-term Grade Reports and Academic Success workshops for probationary students, Academic Advisor Training, an annual Academic Advising Summit, and much more. OSS is eager to partner with Appalachian's faculty, staff, and students in pursuit of robust opportunities for Mountaineers. The Office of Student Success offers the following positions:
Questions? Contact Greg Lester at (828)262-2070.
Since 1972, Watauga Residential College has been a program where students read, write, think, argue, challenge, ponder, change, struggle, laugh and live together during their first years of college.
All Watauga classes meet general education requirements in interdisciplinary, inquiry-based core classes that blend fact, fiction, culture, philosophy, motion, art, music, myth, and religion. The variety of classroom formatslectures, smaller discussion sections, small project groups, linked classes and even trips outside the classroom provide many different approaches for learning, assuring that one or more of these formats will be ideally suited to you. Working closely with your peers, upperclassmen, and faculty, you will blend academics, residential life, and international concerns into a seamless experience.
Watauga Residential College is located in the Living Learning Center , on the west side of campus, featuring four-person suites, kitchens, lounges, classrooms, an art studio, a music room, and a library.
A very important aspect of Watauga is the community that forms through shared academic work and living experiences. No barriers separate the academic, cultural, and social components of Watauga students, faculty, and staff. In Watauga, the community forms the basis for all that happens. At the same time, you remain free to pursue your choice of a major and can enjoy a variety of student activities offered by Appalachian, including intramurals, service clubs, student government, fraternities and sororities. You get all the benefits of a comprehensive university as well as the close ties inherent in a small learning community. Watauga Residential College offers the following positions:
Questions? Contact Clark Maddux at (828)262-2417.
Application opens Sep. 1, 2017
Priority deadline is Dec. 1, 2017
James Lorello - Co-Chair
Jessica Lorello - Co-Chair
GAPP Weekend is
February 18-20, 2018!
Rm. 109, B.B. Dougherty Hall
P.O. Box 32117
439 Academy St.
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: (828) 262-2615