Student Employment > Hiring & Managing > Hiring Student Employees
Over 3,500 DePaul students work at the university each year. Our student employees form the backbone of many departments and offices at DePaul, as they play integral roles that shape overall operations.
Working on campus provides students with an opportunity to earn an income to help defray educational costs as well as build the knowledge, skills and abilities they need to succeed in their desired career. Student employees also have the opportunity to form stronger connections to DePaul, a connection that has been proven to increase retention.
Please Note: Student employees at DePaul have the same rights and responsibilities as any other employee.
The Office of Student Employment partnered with Human Resources, Academic Affairs, the Office of the General Counsel and various administrative and college offices to update and more succinctly define different student employee positions. While working with these areas, we’ve identified certain needs; such as ensuring how student positions are titled and paid aligns with federal laws and regulations as well as the need to move typical student payments online.
Click here to view our student employee classifications.
As a manager of student employees, you are ultimately responsible for ensuring that the hours your students work are submitted and approved. Hours are submitted through Campus Connection. Please see OSE's Compensation Scale for suggested hourly rates.
Students are exempt from paying FICA taxes provided they are enrolled at least half-time or a minimum of six quarter hours (four for graduate students) or six semester hours and working part–time. Student employees are responsible for maintaining the necessary enrollment hours.