Constituted in Spring 1993, the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) represents the graduate students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Our mission is to represent and advocate for the interests of graduate students. The GSS is comprised of representatives from each PhD-granting department in Arts and Sciences. Check out our current Senators and contact us if your department is not represented.
Each year, the GSS holds several signature events. These include the Graduate Research Symposium, the Diversity Forum, the Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards, and the Annual Welcome Barbecue. These events are run by our Senators who work in committees and with other graduate student groups and administrators across campus. These major events are supplemented by regular programming throughout the year.
Through the advocacy and innovation of our Senators, the GSS has achieved many important advancements for graduate students. Recently, in 2014, the GSS developed the Preliminary Report on Campus Climate, which has led to the development of TA training on facilitating inclusive classrooms, a new admissions platform for the Graduate
School of Arts & Sciences, and initiated conversations on revitalizing graduate student housing.
We meet every first Tuesday in the Liberman Graduate Center at 7p.m. (dinner is served at 6:30 p.m.). All graduate students are welcome to join the conversation!
To get involved, check out our various committees and contact a committee chair, Senator, or Executive Board member.