The Student Employment Office operates under HR’s guiding principles of Collaboration, Transparency, Communication, Proactivity, and Service Orientation.

Both students and employing departments are encouraged to carefully read and familiarize themselves with the guidelines and practices of on-campus student employment.  Each department may establish its own additional guidelines and practices regarding student employment, provided they are consistent with the guidelines and practices stated here.

Student Employment's Purpose and Appropriate Work Assignments

Student employment benefits both Auburn University and the student employee by providing important assistance to campus day-to-day operations while also allowing students to receive valuable work experience and earn income to supplement educational expenses. 

Student employment work assignments should be based on the following principles:

  • The student employment assignment enhances the educational development and growth of students by providing university work-related learning experiences.

  • The student employment assignment provides professional and/or practical training that will enhance skills and abilities that can be applicable to future work opportunities (at Auburn University and beyond). Note: Having a student employee perform personal errands for a supervisor, such as dry cleaning drop off or lunch pick up is not permitted.  

If you have questions regarding the appropriateness of a student employment assignment, please contact the Auburn University Student & Temporary Employment Unit.

Important Reminder

Auburn University encourages all members of the Auburn Family to review the Drug Free Campus and Workplace resources.

These pieces contain relevant polices, programs and services that address substance abuse intervention and prevention. Questions related to this document may be directed to

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Last updated: 02/08/2024