Graduate Assistant Program

Graduate Assistant Program

The Graduate Assistantship Program in Campus Ministry began in 1986 and today our nine Graduate Assistants are an integral part of the more than thirty member Department of Campus Ministry.  GAs collaborate in department and campus-wide programs and initiatives each year in addition to sharing responsibility for ministry in their particular area. 

Graduate Assistants are vital to our ability to carry out Campus Ministry’s mission: Rooted in our Catholic and Marianist tradition, Campus Ministry cultivates the faith life of the campus community through transformative encounters with God.  We foster spiritual growth through worship, pastoral care, faith formation, service and reflection.  Committed to peace and justice, we challenge people to develop their unique gifts in service to the world and to be leaders who nurture human dignity through building faith-filled communities.

Campus Ministry GAs are enrolled in the Graduate Religious Studies Department pursuing a masters degree in Pastoral Ministry or Theological Studies (courses are taken in fall, spring, and summer terms).  Academic work toward either of these degrees is a two year program. Assistantships are granted each year for a maximum of two years. Graduate Assistants work 20 hours a week in a specified area of campus ministry under the supervision of a full-time campus minister and engage in ongoing pastoral and spiritual formation.  Campus Ministry Graduate Assistants arrive the first week of August and engage in an extensive orientation program in preparation for the academic year.  Each Campus Ministry Graduate Assistant receives:

  • 6 hours tuition remission per semester (full-time for fall, winter, and summer)
  • A monthly stipend
  • On campus housing and board (varies according to ministry area)
  • Ongoing Ministerial formation and training



Kelly Adamson

Director of Residence Life Ministry| Director of Campus Ministry Graduate Assistant Program

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