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.

GSA Assembly

The General Assembly (GA) is the body with ultimate responsibility over the GSA. Composed of representatives of each department and graduate group on campus, the GA approves major GSA initiatives and exercises fiscal authority over the annual budget.

Executive Council

The Executive Council (EC) oversees the day-to-day operation of the GSA. The EC is composed of the President, Internal Vice President, External Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Public Relations Organizing Director (PROD). EC members serve a one-year term beginning July 1. The Graduate Student Assistant to the Dean and Chancellor (GSADC) and a Law School Student Representative serve as non-voting, ex officio members of the EC.

GSA Committees

GSA Committees assist the committee chair in performing many of the internal duties of the GSA. Standing Committees include: President’s Advisory, Internal Vice President’s Advisory, External Affairs, Treasurer’s Advisory, Secretary’s Advisory, Public Relations, IGPS, Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Students (AESGS), Bylaws, Elections, and Travel Awards.

Campus and UC Committees

The GSA helps staff Campus and UC committees with representatives from the entire graduate student body. If you are interesting in serving on a committee, please contact the GSA Vice President.


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