Student Employees

Student & Scholar Health Insurance Program (SSHIP)

Medical and Dental coverage for students and their dependents.

Student Employment Guidance 

This guide provides an overview of Iowa State University’s student employment process. The guide outlines eligibility for student hiring, requirements, standards, practices and tools used to assure compliance with the legal standards set forth in the student hiring process. The guide was developed to consolidate various resources, information and processes that contribute to the student employment experience at ISU.


Information for graduate assistant student employees

Absence and Personal Leave

Arrangements for a leave of absence are made between you, the graduate assistant, and your supervisor. When you need to be absent for either personal reasons or due to an illness, your supervisor should be understanding and accommodating to that need. At the same time, you should attempt to plan personal leave so that it does not interfere with or cause neglect of the duties associated with your appointment.

Workplace Accommodations

Request disability and religous accommodations from your supervisor.

Workers' Compensation

Iowa State student employees covered under the Iowa workers' compensation law.