The graduate assistant is responsible for assisting in services related to the office functions, including interpreting university policies and procedures for students, coordinating events for students, and assisting students identified as at-risk of leaving the University or off-track from timely graduation. Particular emphasis is given to serving freshman, sophomore, and transfer students, as well as 21st Century Scholars. The graduate assistant will also assist with divisional Staff Development Programs and provide coordination for the SAAHE Graduate Student Interview Day and other projects and duties as assigned.

The graduate assistant is expected to become familiar with relevant campus resources, university policies and procedures in order to offer assistance to students, and others. The graduate assistant will understand and adhere to the ethical principles and respect for confidentiality associated with the work performed in the office.