Military Duty

A graduate assistant who is a member of any reserve component of the United States Armed Forces, who is voluntarily or involuntarily ordered to extended U.S. military service, shall be granted time-off without pay. The graduate assistant should provide to the appropriate program official advance written notice of the call for impending training or active duty. Upon completion of military service or if discharged under honorable conditions, and upon prompt re-registration as a student, the graduate assistant shall be returned to his or her former assistantship in a timely manner, based upon availability.

Due to the temporary nature of graduate assistantships, if the assistantship is eliminated during the student’s absence, then no obligation exists.