Student Appointments

Student employees are governed by the State Universities Civil Service System Statutes and Rules, in accordance to Section 250.70 Nonstatus Appointments – Student Employees. A student should be registered with six (6) or more credit hours to be considered for employment as a student worker during Fall and Spring, and three (3) hours in the summer. Lacking such enrollment during a summer session, an applicant may be considered a student worker if he/she was enrolled for six (6) or more credit hours during the semester immediately preceding the summer session, or if he/she indicated an intention to be so registered during the semester immediately following the summer employment. For a student who graduated the preceding spring semester, the Job End Date must be before the start date of the fall semester.

Citizens and permanent residents are limited to working no more than 25 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters. Internationals are limited to 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters. All students may work up to 37.5 hours per week any week there are no classes or exams and during the summer months.

Student Rights

The rights of the Student Employee are:

  • The right to be treated fairly and equitably by the University and Employer.
  • The right to know what is expected of them concerning their work schedule, actual duties, and any other requirements made by the supervisor.
  • The right to be informed about their work performance through verbal communication and performance evaluations.
  • The right to an explanation if they are terminated.
  • The right to review their employment file including department evaluations.
  • The right to use their campus jobs as references for future employers and/or credit institutions.

Student Employee Responsibilities

When hired for a position, the student becomes a member of a work unit that depends on him or her. Therefore, the supervisor may reasonably expect the student to:

  • Report ready to work at the scheduled time.
  • Complete duties and not conduct personal business while at work.
  • Work with a cooperative and positive attitude.
  • Notify the supervisor as soon as possible of any changes in work schedule and of projects and exams which may interfere with the work schedule.
  • Keep an accurate record of hours worked.
  • Submit the completed time-card/time-sheet and/or complete and submit electronic time-sheet to supervisor on time.
  • Adhere to any confidentiality/security agreements set forth by employer.
  • Notify each supervisor if employed in more than one position on campus.
  • Notify supervisor of any job-related accident.
  • Dress appropriately for the work place.
  • Maintain the required enrollment of at least 6 credit hours for regular hourly student employees.
  • Notify the Student Employment Unit of any problems with a supervisor or work situation that cannot be resolved.
  • Remember that you cannot work during scheduled class times.


The procedure is similar to that used for civil service. Except for serious offenses such as theft, an employee should be given oral and written warnings and chances to correct their behavior before they are dismissed. The employer should have written documentation of the offenses and the dates when the oral and written warnings were given as well as anything the employer has done to help the worker. The student who is fired may file a grievance if they feel they have been unfairly treated.