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CSPA Visit Day-Friday, March 22, 2019


The CSPA program at SIUE has a strong focus on social justice and student development, grounded in the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies. The CSPA program fosters a strong commitment to increasing awareness of the diversity of student populations and to social justice. Diversity and social justice concepts are specifically addressed across the curriculum and more intentionally within two specific courses (College Student Development and Diversity in Higher Education). The CSPA program is dedicated to addressing the intersectionality of identity, gender expression, gender preference, socioeconomic class, privilege and culture. 

By participating in this event, you will have the opportunity to be hosted by other current CSPA students near campus and receive preference for first-round interviews for all available CSPA assistantships at SIUE. CSPA Cougar Visit Day provides candidates with the opportunity to be interviewed by assistantship providers and discover the SIUE CSPA program. Candidates will also have the opportunity to spend time with faculty and students in the CSPA program as well as student affairs professionals on campus.

Candidates do not need to be admitted to attend, but must demonstrate strong interest in our program before registering to attend the program. Admission to the program is coordinated by the program faculty as a separate process. To apply, please visit our admissions page

CSPA Visit Day Registration
Registration IS NOW open. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. 
For any inquiries please contact the Program Director, Dr. Pietro Sasso
Frequently Asked Questions
For common questions or additional details about the SIUE CSPA Visit Day, please see the following document

Costs & Lodging

CSPA Grad Day candidates are responsible for the following costs:

* Travel to and from Edwardsville
* Any meals not provided to candidates during the event
* Lodging: 

If you are coming from out of town and traveling to SIUE for the event, then check out the available affordable hotels in the area. There is a limited number of current CSPA students willing to host other incoming/prospective students overnight. If you are interested in "bunking" and participating in our Prospective CSPA Student Hosting program, then please contact the Program Director, Dr. Sasso


The SIUE CSPA Program Visit Day will be Friday March, 22, 2019. View the schedule here.

About Graduate Assistantships

A graduate assistantship (GA) provides a practical experience to your degree along with financial assistance. All GA positions offer a tuition waiver and a stipend to help subsidize the cost of attendance. All GA positions offer a tuition waiver, but stipends vary by position.Some position offer other compensation such as a professional development, room/board, or a meal plan. 

You will find a variety of assistantships in both student and academic affairs. The SIUE CSPA program offers a majority of its GA positions on-campus within the Divisions of Enrollment Management, Academic Affairs, and Student Affairs. A network of off-campus positions exist that facilitate opportunities to live and work in St. Louis or are neighboring institutions. The SIUE CSPA program partners with St. Charles Community College, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis University, Fontbonne University, Blackburn College, and Greenville University. All of these institutions are within a 35 minute drive to campus. 

Assisantship Listing & Position Descriptions 

This listing is continually updated and you will need to check back often. 

On Campus @ SIUE

Campus Activities Board (2 open)

Leadership Programs (1 open)

Campus Recreation-Marketing (1 open) [NIRSA Listing] [Campus Recreation Listing]

Campus Recreation-Programming (1 open)

University Housing (3 open)

Retention & Student Success (1 open)

Admissions/New Student Orientation (1 open)

Career Development (1 open)

Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion (1 open)

Accessible Campus Community & Equitable Student Support (ACCESS) (1 open)

Pre-College Access and Transition Programs

Off-Campus @ Fontbonne University

Student Success (1 open)
Graduate Residence Hall Director (1 open)*

Diversity & Inclusion Programs (1 open)*

* Includes housing/live-in requirement

Off-Campus @ St. Louis University

St. Louis University Residence Life Housing Assignments (1 open)

St. Louis University Graduate Residential Coordinator* (1 open)

* Includes housing/live-in requirement

Off-Campus @ St. Charles Community College 

Academic Advising/Student Support (2 open)

Off-Campus @ Greenville University

Social Justice (1 open)*
International Affairs (1 open)*
Student Success (1 open)*

 All GU assistantships include housing. 

Off-Campus @ St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Residence Life- Diversity & Global Citizenship Living Learning Community (1 open)*
Academic Support (1 open)*

* All STLCOP assistantships include housing, but stipend/tuition waiver are budget pending. 

Off-Campus @ Blackburn College

Residence Life & Student Conduct (1 open)*

* All BC assistantships include housing and meal plan. 

Off-Campus @ Ranken Technical College

Residence Life & Programming (1 open)*

* All RTC assistantships include housing and meal plan. 

On-Campus @ Campus Election Engagement Project

Civic & Election Engagement (1 open)

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