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Graduate Employment

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The Texas State Campus Recreation professional staff is dedicated to providing one of the best graduate assistant experiences in a dynamic campus environment that emphasizes student development.

Texas State University is committed to an inclusive education and work environment that provides equal opportunity and access to all qualified persons. Texas State, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

About Us

Texas State Campus Recreation offers services through six main program areas: Facility Operations, Fitness & Wellness, Sport Clubs, Aquatics & Safety, Outdoor Recreation, and Intramural Sports

Graduate assistants are involved in:

  • Office meetings
  • Development of risk management policy and procedures
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Assisting in budget development and implementation
  • Strategic planning
  • Statistical analysis of programs
  • Technology training and use of software such as Fusion, Microsoft Teams and more
  • Mentoring from professional staff
  • Opportunities to lead, supervise and mentor undergraduate staff
  • Attending and presenting at conferences at regional and national levels
  • And more!

Terms of Employment: 

  • Must be registered for 9 graduate credit hours per semester.
  • Maintain 3.0 GPA each semester in graduate level courses.
  • Average of 20 hours worked per week (unless otherwise approved by the department director).
  • 12-month appointment with opportunity to renew for second year. Appointment ending in May of second year (unless discussed with supervisor).
  • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • No paid vacation, sick leave, or university-observed holidays (A divisional note will be added regarding university closings).


  • Out of State and International students qualify for in-state tuition
  • Insurance options provided by the student insurance plans


  • Stipend paid monthly
  • Average of $1317/monthly (first year of employment)
  • Average of $1377/monthly (second year of employment)


Academic Programs

Texas State offers more than 100 master's, specialist, and doctoral programs, The Graduate College offers educational preparation for a broad spectrum of careers to over 4,000 graduate students.

A few of the programs our Graduate Assistants (GA's) have completed include: