Department of Sociology and Criminology

The Mareyjoyce Green Graduate Assistantship

The Mareyjoyce Green Graduate Assistantship is awarded annually to the student whose record best exemplifies the ideals of the sociology honorary society, Alpha Kappa Delta -- an individual with superior scholarship and serious interest in sociology, interested in developing scientific knowledge that may be applied to the solution of social problems, interested in using the scientific point of view and sociological methods to improve the quality of our lives together, and committed to the belief that humankind, personally and societally, can achieve rational, integrated, creative and democratic social relationships. The Graduate Assistantship includes full tuition and a stipend, plus $1,000 to be used by the student for participation in the graduate program.

The student will be supervised by a faculty member in the department whose specific research and teaching areas are believed to best fit the emerging scholarly goals and interests of the selected student.

The award honors Professor Green, a founding member and first woman faculty member in the Sociology Department. Over the course of her distinguished career she has held leadership positions in the American Sociological Association, the International Sociological Association, the North Central Sociological Association, Sociologists for Women in Society, and the Association of Black Sociologists. She has nurtured and directed the CSU Women’s Comprehensive Program into a nationally respected advising center for reentry women, and developed it further into the academic site of the Women’s Studies major. Her community consulting and service activities have earned her numerous awards and recognitions over the years. As the permanent advisor of the CSU chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, Sociology’s national honorary society, she has inducted hundreds of students into membership at the annual ceremony. Many distinguished citizens of Cleveland refer to Professor Green as their most significant teacher.

Students applying for the position should first complete the standard online Graduate College application, followed with a separate letter outlining their qualifications for the award, including their sociological interests and career goals. Address the letter to the Sociology Graduate Program Director, Department of Sociology, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115. Applications received by March 15 will receive maximum consideration, but all applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. It is expected the award offer will be made no later than May 1 of each year. Questions about applying for the assistantship are welcome and should be directed to the Sociology Graduate Program Director, 216-687-4500,