GSA Nominations and Elections

The Graduate Students' Association needs students with a vision for community, a commitment to service, and a desire for professional development. If you have ideas or suggestions that would benefit fellow graduate students, consider serving as an officer in the GSA.

GSA elections are held every year in the spring semester. There are four positions available and each pays a stipend of $700 per semester. The positions are a very rewarding way to involve yourself in the activities of graduate students. The responsibilities of the GSA officers are to attend bi-weekly meetings with the advisors, plan and coordinate events each semester, and communicate special issues with the graduate student population.

The four GSA officer positions are:

  • President: The president is responsible for presiding over the bi-weekly meetings and setting the agenda. The GSA president also serves as a non-voting member on the Graduate Academic Council (meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month following Chapel).
  • Vice President: The vice president assists the president and is usually responsible for various social activities and the Spring Research Competition. 
  • Treasurer: The treasurer is responsible for the GSA funds and the disbursement of funds for events and for travel reimbursements for students.
  • Secretary: The secretary takes minutes of each meeting and distributes them to the other officers and the graduate advisor. The secretary is also responsible for communicating information with the members.

If you are interested in running for GSA officer, fill out the GSA officer nomination form.