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 Winter Quarter Meetings
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 December meeting, please submit by 11/26 5 pm. For the January meeting, please submit by 12/30 5pm. For the February meeting, please submit by 1/27 5 pm. For the March meeting, please submit by 2/24 5pm.
Coffee Bagel Donut Day (CBDD)
CBDD is on hiatus until Winter quarter! Have a great break!
Proposed Tuition Fee Increases
UC Davis GSA opposes tuition fee increases for all UC Students. In regards to GSA action, we have authored written comments to the UC Regents, submitted an opinion piece to the California Aggie, and were part of the tuition increase protest on Tuesday 11/18. We will be continuing supporting action on this issue.
UC Students Association has a petition: http://ucsa.org/action-alerts/sign-our-petition/
Search #iftuitionrises on Facebook for how tuition increases impact students.
Statewide Day of Action: UC Davis on 11/24 at 12pm: Meet at the Quad (https://www.facebook.com/events/793507720694818/)
We'll update the page as we have more information. Please also consider adding information to 2014 Proposed UC Tuition Increases
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!
TBD - 11/12/14 - Updating list and will post shortly - GSA Interim Vice Chair
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.
12/15/14: We have a Vice Chair, and an Office Coordinator will join us in January! New GSA office hours will be posted in January.
Grad students of the world, unite!