Ball State’s Greek community is a community on the move. Our Greek Strategic Plan calls for a more vibrant and stronger community that provides members an unmatched social, academic, and leadership experience. When you choose to complete your assistantship in Greek life, you directly advise students and organizations thereby impacting the future of this community. You receive guidance and support from student affairs professionals committed to providing a positive graduate assistantship experience.There are two types of graduate assistants: Greek Council Graduate Advisor and Live-In graduate advisor. Both provide opportunities to gain applicable professional skills and defray tuition costs.
Greek Council Graduate Advisor
Greek Council advisors directly advise and oversee the operations and activities of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) or Panhellenic Council (PHC). The part time, 10-month position begins with a week of training prior to the first day of classes in the fall semester and concludes with the last day of finals in the spring semester.
The specific responsibilities vary each year but you are guaranteed to work on a variety of projects with many different students and staff members.
Live-in Graduate Advisor
One live-in graduate advisor oversees and advises the operations and activities of a fraternity chapter at Ball State University. This graduate assistant is required to live in the Theta Chi facility and work closely with the chapter leadership and alumni. The part time, 10-month position begins with a week of training prior to the first day of classes in the fall semester and concludes with the last day of finals in the spring semester.
What are the qualifications for a Greek life assistantship?
As a Greek life graduate assistant you work approximately 20 hours per week. You are expected to fulfill all responsibilities on a weekly basis so some weeks may require more hours to fulfill duties.
In exchange, graduate assistants enjoy many perks including tuition remission worth up to $7508 for in state students and $20,960 for out of state students (these figures are based on estimates for 2011-2012 tuition costs). Graduate assistants are expected to pay dedicated fees.
The graduate assistant receives a stipend worth $6,472 (this figure is based on the 2009-2010 stipend), a 10% discount on books and 20% discount on other purchases from the Ball State Bookstore and a discounted rate on a two bedroom apartment in Scheidler apartment complex.
Live-in graduate advisors are also provided an apartment or private room in the chapter facility with utilities paid worth $5,500.
That’s a total package for Greek Council Graduate Advisors worth $13,980 for in state students and $27,432 for out of state students. The package for Live-in advisors is worth $19,480 for in state students and $32,932 for out of state students.
How to Apply
Greek graduate assistantships are open to students in all masters and doctoral programs although preference is given to students in the Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education program. Students applying for admission into the student affairs program can interview for these positions on Interview/Visit day. Interviews for students not in this program will be arranged on an individual basis. Up to 6 Graduate Assistant positions are available each year.
Interested students need to apply to the Graduate School and their specific academic department first. Next, send a resume, cover letter and the names and contact information for three references to Greek Life or mail them to Ball State University, Student Center Room 133, Muncie, IN 47306.
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