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.
GSA General Assembly Fall Quarter Meetings
* October 8th, 6:15-8:15pm, 1002 Geidt
We provide dinner which begins at 5:50pm just outside the room where the GA meeting will be.
For agenda items, please submit a title, description, approximate time requested, and any technical requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. For the November meeting, please submit by 10/24 5pm. For the December meeting, please submit by 11/28 5pm.
Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition (PDST) Increases - Professional Students
GSA is collecting comments regarding a proposed PDST increase. A drop in discussion is scheduled for Monday 10/13 5:00-6:00pm at the GSA offices in South Silo. Some refreshments will be provided.
2014 Orientation Funds
Please see Orientation Fund if your grad group has hosted an orientation for new students and would like to get some of that reimbursed through the orientation fund.
Coffee Bagel Donut Day (CBDD)
The largest graduate student social gathering is back! Location: GSA Office in the South Silo Time: 9am-11am.
Open Campus Committees
The GSA is looking to fill several open positions for graduate students on campus committees. Campus committees help with policy, recommendations, and other functions that can change how UC Davis operates. Participating and advocating for graduate students through these committees are one of the fundamental ways to help advance graduate student concerns and issues at UC Davis. Your service on these committees can go on your CV!
Campus Council for Information Technology
If you would like to participate on any of the above committees, please email email@example.com with your name, degree program, grad group, and why you are interested in serving on a committee.
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/
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.
10/3/14: New GSA Office Hours: Friday 8:30am to 11:00am. Please email <gsachair AT ucdavis DOT edu> for an appointment outside of those hours. Thanks!
Grad students of the world, unite!