Graduate education at UC covers a wide swath of territory with a lot of moving parts—350 different graduate degree programs and certificates, to be exact. With over 11,000 graduate students spread across 10 colleges, how do we ensure that the voice of graduate students is heard on a large scale? The Graduate Student Governance Association (GSGA) provides a united voice across program and college lines, advocating on behalf of the graduate student population.
As the graduate student governance body, the GSGA is comprised of representatives from each Graduate Student Association (GSA). Every graduate student at UC is covered by one of 38 GSAs. GSA officers attend monthly Graduate Student Assembly meetings during the fall and spring semesters to speak on behalf of their constituents in university-wide issues affecting graduate students. Leading the GSGA are the four members of the executive board, who develop initiatives, work with university leadership to address issues and represent graduate student interests on a multitude of committees.
Meet the newly-elected officers that are ready to step up as voices for the graduate student population: President Arunkumar Muthusamy, Vice President Jelena Vicic, Treasurer Siddharth Sridhar and Campus Ambassador Mar Gámez. You can also get involved by joining GSGA’s Facebook group and checking out their event calendar.