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Off-Campus Student Employment

About The Community Partners 50/50 Program

Hagen Center Off-Campus EmploymentThe Community Partners 50/50 Program is a student employment partnership initiative designed to benefit Wittenberg students as well as local employers. Clark County businesses, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and churches may hire Wittenberg students to perform essential tasks. This program offers full-time undergraduate students valuable off-campus employment opportunities that relate to their course of study, their future career objectives, or their personal skills or area of interest. Wittenberg University will pay half the cost of minimum wage per hour and the employing partner pays the rest.

The “50/50” name refers to 1) our intention that the program will benefit both students and community partners, and 2) the sharing of the cost of student wages by the university and our partners.

Helpful Documents and More Information

For Students

  • How to Apply for an Off-Campus Position:
    • Visit Wittenberg's Student Employment Job Posting Page (Off-Campus Jobs for All Full-time Students)
    • Apply through the Community Partner site directly
    • Verify Student Employment Eligibility with the Office of Student Employment prior to starting work
    • Contact The Hagen Center with any questions
  • Student Employment Contract
  • Rights and Responsibilities of Students and Community Partners (form coming soon)

For Community Partners

Ready to get started? Contact Samantha Strich at or 937-327-7936

Snapshot: Results & Highlights from 2018-2019

  • 52 students were employed through the program this past year:
    • 42% Seniors
    • 28% Juniors
    • 23% Sophomores
    • 5% First-year students
  • Total wages earned by students in the program: $68,000.00
    • Partners paid an average of $9.38/hour
    • 85% of partners paid more than minimum wage
  • 33 community partners by industry:
    • 48% Local businesses
    • 9% Education
    • 15% Health
    • 18% Non-profit & faith-based
    • 3% Government
    • 3% Arts & culture
    • 3% Finance & legal
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