The structure of the Graduate Student Association (GSA) is set forth in the Constitution and Bylaws. First and foremost, the GSA is a student government — one where every student can become involved in self-governance. The major deliberative bodies of the GSA include the Assembly, the Executive Council, and the GSA committees. In addition, the GSA recruits and maintains graduate representatives to campus-wide committees.
The GSA Assembly is the body with ultimate responsibility over the GSA. Composed of representatives of each department and graduate group on campus, the Assembly approves major GSA initiatives and exercises fiscal authority over the annual budget.
The Executive Council (EC) oversees the day-to-day operation of the GSA. The EC is composed of the Chair, Vice Chair, External Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Campus Organizing Director, and Public Relations Officer. EC members serve a one year term beginning July 1. The Graduate Student Assistant to the Dean and Chancellor (GSADC) and a Law Student Representative serve as non-voting, ex officio members of the EC.
GSA Committees assist the committee chair in performing many of the internal duties of the GSA. Standing Committees include: Chair’s Advisory, Vice Chair’s Advisory, External Affairs, Treasury’s Advisory, Secretary’s Advisory, Public Relations, IGPS, Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Students, Bylaws, Elections, and Travel Awards.
Campus and UC Committees
The Association helps to staff Campus and UC committees with representatives drawn from the entire graduate student body. If you are interesting in serving on a committee, please contact the GSA Vice Chair.