Student Employment Policies


EWU Temporary Employment Policy

Student employment positions at EWU are considered temporary and “at-will”. Student employment is governed by the EWU Temporary Employment Policy (407-01).

Sick Leave

Some, but not all, student on-campus jobs are eligible for sick leave. Review the Sick Leave FAQs and the Interim Temporary Employee Policy (Policy 407-01) for more information.

Enrollment and Hours

Student employees must be enrolled at least half-time at the university (undergraduates – 6 credits, graduate students – 5 credits) and are limited to a maximum of 516 hours in any six consecutive months. This averages to 19 hours per week, exclusive of hours worked on established academic breaks.

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

Recent changes to Washington State’s child abuse reporting laws have extended reporting requirements to employees of higher education institutions.  The law also requires that institutions ensure that employees have knowledge of their reporting responsibilities.  The following memo and attachment provide such notification to all current EWU employees, including student employees:

EWU Sexual Harassment Policy Statement

Sexual harassment is a violation of basic tenets of human dignity. It violates Eastern Washington University’s policies, federal and state laws, civil rights and professional ethics. Sexual harassment will not be tolerated.

Title IX – Help for Victims and Survivors

Crisis Information, Resources & Services for the EWU Community:

Equal Opportunity Employer

Eastern Washington University is an equal opportunity employer. Employment services are available to all students without regard legally protected characteristics: race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99), also known as the Buckley Amendment, is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.


The Eastern Washington University Student Employment office acts only as a referral service and makes no particular recommendations regarding employers. We make no representations or guarantees about positions posted by this office. We are not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of off-campus employment. Due to the volume of jobs received by this office, we are unable to research the integrity of each organization or individual person who lists a job with us. Therefore, you are urged to exercise reasonable caution when applying for or accepting private off-campus employment.