Student employees are those individuals registered for classes who hold employment in non-academic student positions and undergraduate academic teaching and research assistant positions. Students must be enrolled for a minimum number of credits to obtain and continue in a student employment position. Refer to appendices: Work Study Student Employment and Non-Work Study Student Employment for specific information.
A student's primary purpose at the University is pursuit of their education. University employment opportunities and financial aid help students pay for the cost of their education. To fulfill this support, non-academic University jobs of 29 hours or less per week are to be posted as student positions where practical and appropriate. Units may request that a position be posted simultaneously for the comparable civil service or labor-represented staff position, but qualified University students will have first priority for these positions. Where it is impractical or inappropriate for a position to be student employment, the hiring authority must consult with a human resources staffing consultant before the position can be posted as a non-student position.
The University is committed to providing a safe and healthful working environment for employees. Employees are responsible for using any provided safety equipment and procedures in their daily work and must cooperate in all safety and accident prevention programs. Units will abide by all relevant required local, state and federal safety and health standards.
All qualified University students are accorded fair and equal opportunity to enter and continue in University employment on the basis of eligibility and qualifications.
Reason for Policy
This policy implements Board of Regents Policy: Employee Group Definitions (PDF). A system of student employment is provided by the University for the primary purpose of providing financial assistance to students and secondarily, to offer academic and career development opportunities.