The UC Davis Graduate Student Association (GSA) represents the over 5,000 academic graduate students and management students on the UC Davis campus. As the officially recognized student government, we serve to empower students and build graduate student community through activities and advocacy. See the Government page for information on the Executive Council actions, GSA Committees, Campus committees where graduate students have representation, and more. Our monthly General Assembly Meetings include over 125 designated representatives from most graduate groups, programs and some professional schools. Join us the first Wednesday of each month to engage pressing issues and concerns, foster scholarly collaboration and promote graduate student community events (see the Government tab above).
This site is actually a wiki, which means that you can add news and events to our site. You can even create pages for your Departmental GSAs. For more information, see our Help page or read the GSA Wiki Guide.
The current GSA Executive Council for the 2013 - 2014 Academic Year includes:
Grad Student Mixer - This Friday March 7th at Sudwerks
UCD Grad school mixer is hosted by the UCD Law Student Association
Come to Sudwerk in Davis to meet and network with students from other graduate programs at UC Davis
There will be discounted beer and light appetizers will be served!
Friday, March 7th, 2014 7:00 pm to 10:00pm
Research Funding Opportunities Database
RefWorks-COS a division of ProQuest has put together a database of research funding opportunities, both private and public, for all disciplines. UC Davis library account holders can access the database at http://fundingopps.cos.com/. Happy hunting.
Details of this year's UCSHIP Health Insurance Plan
Find more info on this page: http://shcs.ucdavis.edu/insurance/ship/
Winter Coffee Bagel Donut Day
The largest Graduate Student social gathering will resume on January 10! Location: GSA Office in the South Silo Time: 9am-11am. Come early, we tend to run out of food quickly! Bring your own mug and enter a raffle to win a $5 gift card to Peet's Coffee and Tea! It's FREE!
GSA Re-usable Mugs
New stainless steel GSA Travel Mugs are currently available for $5 each at the GSA office. We also have free plastic mugs for graduate students! Stop by during normal office hours or come by this fall on Friday mornings between 9 am and 11 am for Coffee Bagel Donut Day! Get yourself a mug, then fill it with coffee and grab something to eat while socializing with other graduate students, all in one visit!
The Pantry Supports Students in Need
The mission of The Pantry is to aid UC Davis students in their pursuit of a higher education by ensuring that no student ever has to miss a meal or go without basic necessities due to financial reasons. Their goals are to provide non-perishable, high protein food for UC Davis students struggling to pay for meals and to provide UC Davis students with basic necessities such as toiletries, soap, toothbrushes, etc. in order to live a dignified life while working to obtain a UC Davis degree. It is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Having a problem with a professor, adviser, fellow student, or staff member? The GSA may be able to help.
The GSA provides Grievance Assistance to graduate students on campus. The GSA's Vice Chair is happy to help grads navigate the thorny interpersonal issues that sometimes arise during graduate study as well as the seemingly daunting university bureaucracy. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more.
Grad students of the world, unite!