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Did you know that students who work on campus are more likely to persist in their academic studies?  Through part-time employment, students become better acquainted with faculty, staff, and other students and are more likely to feel like they are part of the campus community.  Students also gain skills in critical thinking, time management, and emotional intelligence and are better suited to successfully enter the workforce.  SOU is proud to serve our students by helping them obtain campus and Federal Work Study positions.  

Step 1. Build a resume and cover letter to showcase your skills and interests.  For assistance, please visit the Office of Career Connections in the Stevenson Union, Room 310, or call 541-552-8820.

Step 2. Search Student Employment Opportunities and apply to the position(s) of interest by completing the application, attaching a resume/cover letter, and answering respective questionnaires.  

Step 3. When called for an interview, take a moment to reflect on how your education, skills, interests, and experience fit with what the position advertised.  Dress professionally, silence your phone, be prompt, and tailor your answers to the specific job.

Step 4. When offered the position, you will receive a Workday notification/task and email prompting you to go into Workday to view relevant communications and complete critical next steps.  Note, that your university-provided email account is the primary means of communication (SOU Electronic Mail (Email) Communication Policy (FAD.074)).  Follow the instructions (i.e. background check, new employee onboarding, etc.). 

Details for the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification: You will complete the first portion of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form as part of your onboarding tasks in Workday. The second portion of the form is completed when you present your original forms of identification in person at the Office of Human Resources (Churchill Hall, Room 159).  A list of acceptable forms of identification can be found on page three of the I-9 form.  Please note that if you do not choose to use documentation under List A you will need to provide a form of documentation from BOTH List B AND List C.  Use this form to Schedule an Appointment with Human ResourcesNo work can be performed until Step 4 is completed in its entirety. 

Step 5. Meet with the supervisor to get orientated with the department and understand position requirements.  Submit hours worked for approval through Workday time-tacking via Inside.sou.edu and OKTA.


Notice to Current and Prospective Student Employees

Section 485 of the Higher Education Act, and The Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (now referred to as the “Clery Act”), requires that current and prospective students and employees are notified of the availability of our Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report provides the annual statistics and campus policies for the reporting of and responding to campus crimes and fires; access to campus facilities; conduct code and campus policies on use, possession, and sale of drugs/alcohol; and educational/information programs to inform the campus community about campus security procedures and crime prevention.

An electronic copy of the Annual Security Report can be accessed at the following link:


A physical copy of the ASR is available at no charge upon request. To request a copy please visit the Campus Public Safety Office at 382 Wightman Street, Ashland OR 97520. For more information call 541-552-6258, or email clerycoordinator@sou.edu.