GSA Weekly Announcements, March 20th-26th

GSA Announcements:

    1. GSA Fee Referendum Voting begins March 13th!
    2. REMINDER: GSA Meditation Event
    3. Caesar Chavez Celebration
    4. Graduate Women of Color Workshop
    5. Southeast Asian Graduation Application
    6. REMINDER: Great Big Graduate Review

GSA Announcements:

1. GSA Fee Referendum Voting begins March 13th!

Vote in the GSA Fee Referendum!!!

Voting in the 2017 Fee Referendum has begun!  Click here for the ballot! Make sure to share the ballot with your entire graduate program!!

The Graduate Student Association (GSA), which represents academic graduate students and professional students, is holding a referendum to increase the GSA fee by $5.40 per quarter. If the referendum is approved, the GSA fee would rise from $12.00 per quarter to $17.40 per quarter beginning in the 2017-2018 academic school year. The GSA Fee has not been changed since 2002. Over the past fifteen years, the graduate and professional student government budget has decreased significantly in real dollar terms. Check out the Voter’s Guide for the full rundown!

Voting will remain open until April 3rd.

2. REMINDER: GSA Meditation Event

Come find some peace of mind before finals with the GSA Meditation Event!

Tuesday, March 21st6:30-7:15pm South Silo



4. Graduate Women of Color Workshop


My name is Teresa Lopez, I am a member of Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority Inc. Our organization is planning a workshop on May 11th and 12th called Graduate Women of Color. The workshop will consist of a panel that includes women of color who have attended graduate school or women who are currently attending graduate school. As of now we are trying to find volunteers who would like to be a part of the panel. We are looking for women with different cultural backgrounds with a variety of disciplines (education, STEM, social sciences, arts & humanities, etc).

Each person on the panel will give the audience a small background about themselves and discuss any hardships or difficulties faced, especially as a woman of color. The audience will consist of undergraduates who will be asking the panel questions. If you are interested please feel free to email me as soon as possible. We are hoping to get at least 5-7 women each day (14 women total). This is a great opportunity to encourage and inspire women of color that may need some guidance and support. Plus there will be free dinner!

The workshop will be May 11th and 12th, and the time is till to be determined but will be around 5-8 pm.

This will be our second year having this workshop, we had a great turnout last year with some great feedback from students! So if you feel you like you want to inspire other women (like those who were helped last year) please contact me thank you!

I appreciate your time and hope to hear from you soon. Thank you!

My email is “

5. Southeast Asian Graduation Application

Application for SEA Grad is due this Friday!

Graduating this year? The application to walk SEA Grad is due this Friday, March 17th at 11:59 pm! Hurry to secure a spot in the ceremony this Spring. Please spend reserve at least 10-15 minutes of your time for the application as there will be portions where you will be writing a personal biography of yourself for the program.

Southeast Asian Graduation, or SEA Grad, is one of six ethnic graduations here at UC Davis. SEA Grad is an annual ceremony that commemorates the personal and academic achievements of our community’s graduating seniors at UC Davis. The purpose of the ceremony is to honor the experiences of our graduates throughout their college careers. SEA Grad differs from UC Davis college commencements by offering a more cultural, intimate, inclusive and personal space to celebrate our graduates and their successes.

Click HERE for the application. If you’re not graduating but would like to get involved to support SEA Grad, sign up to be part of the Planning Committee.

 6. REMINDER: Great Big Graduate Review