Graduate Student Association (GSA)
The GSA was organized in the spring of 1978 and received official recognition in March of that year. A number of students felt that such an organization would lead to increased communication between the administration, faculty, and graduate students. During the past years, we have witnessed a strengthening of relations between these groups and we look forward to even greater rapport in the future.
All degree-seeking graduate students are members of the GSA. The students in each of the departments/programs elect a representative to the Representative Council. This provides a mechanism by which issues concerning the welfare of graduate students can be discussed and acted upon. A Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Faculty Advisor are selected by general election of the graduate student body, and representatives of each department are elected by the students of that department.
The President and Vice President of the Representative Council serve as student representatives to the Graduate Studies Council and the Dean. The Representative Council meets approximately once each month or as necessary. Meetings are informal and are intended to promote communication between students representing the different departments and students and the administration.
Graduate students have been given representation on a number of Standing Committees of both the Faculty Assembly and the Graduate School.
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