Although a student may be appointed initially to a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) for three academic terms, continuation of the appointment beyond the first term is subject to the following conditions:

  1. To continue or renew an appointment, the student must be in good standing in the University.
  2. The student must be making satisfactory progress toward an advanced degree.
  3. The student must have performed assigned assistantship duties satisfactorily in the preceding terms


The CGE Contract

Graduate Assistant appointments at OSU are governed by the contract agreement between OSU and the Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE), American Federation of Teachers Local 6069. Departments should consult the Office of Human Resources and the CGE contract for definitive employment rules and regulations concerning Graduate Assistant appointments. The CGE-OSU contract takes precedence over all other published information.