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.
Please note our new office hours for the upcoming fall quarter!
**These hours will be effective as of September 26th, 2013.
NO COFFEE BAGEL DONUT DAY THIS FRIDAY, 9/27.
Congratulations to the newly elected GSA Executive Committee for the 2013 - 2014 Academic Year!
The Graduate Student Association (GSA), Cross Cultural Center (CCC), Graduate Ally Coalition (GAC) Latino Graduate Association(LGSA) and office of the Graduate Studies
FREE Movie Night at the Cinema Regal Cinemas Davis Holiday 6, 101, F Street, Davis Tickets to be distributed to Graduate Students at the door from 6.20 PM
Wednesday, May 29 Graduate Students and Family Night Davis Farmer’s Market Bounce house, Popcorn and snow cones will be provided. 5.00PM
Mentoring Diverse Graduate Student Faculty Luncheon Student Community Center Meeting Room D Lunch served only to faculty 12.00-1.30PM
Pathways to Success and End of the Year Graduate Mixer The International House 10 College Park, Davis Dinner will be served - RSVP required @ http://tinyurl.com/careerpath-mixer 5.30-8.00 PM
Friday, May 31 Frisbee Tournament and Games Night (Prizes to be won) East Quad Area Food and beverages will be served 5.00 PM
Please register for the Frisbee Tournament on http://tiny.cc/epstww
Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Students
The UC Davis Graduate Student Association is proud to announce the recipients of its annual Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Students. This year's awards went to Dr. Robert Kimsey an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Entomology and Anna Darbee, a Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Political Science.
Each year the GSA accepts nominations from the graduate student community of faculty and staff members who go out of their way to support graduate students on campus.
The nomination forms received on their behalf included passionate letters of support from the students in their programs. Dr. Kimsey’s students praised his mentorship, his assistance with their research, and his dedication to fostering a community amongst the graduate students and faculty in the department. Likewise, students in Ms. Darbee’s department extolled her efforts to ensure student success as she shepherds them through the program from their first orientation all the way through to the academic job market.
On behalf of all UC Davis graduate students, the GSA congratulates these two dedicated professionals and thanks them for their commitment to their students and to graduate education at our university.
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
Check out this site for details about this year's student health insurance plan. It is pretty similar to last year, including the $400,000 lifetime max, so be sure not to get too sick!
After you load the page, click on the link at the bottom of the main page and you will be redirected to a website hosted by Wells Fargo (the plan's broker). The link for UC Davis is on the left of the screen.
Fall Coffee Bagel Donut Day
The largest Graduate Student social gathering will resume on September 28! 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 email@example.com if you are interested in learning more.
Want to Get Involved?
Interested in what goes on on campus? Want to make a difference? Please volunteer to sit on a Campus Committee. See Committee Openings to get involved today! There are also opportunities to serve on system-wide committees, please see System Committees to apply.
Concerned about Sustainability issues on campus and in the City of Davis? Please see our page for Sustainability Information and Resources.
Post your Photos of grad student life!
News and Responses to Recent Campus Events
The GSA has compiled the links and statements about the Nov. 18 pepper spray incident and the state of the university more broadly and moved them to a dedicated page. Visitors are encouraged to add their own links and to utilize the comments section at the bottom of the page to share their thoughts and opinions about these subjects.
Grad students of the world, unite!