The Graduate Student Government (GSG) represents and
advocates for the graduate student body within university administration and
local, state, and national governing bodies. We organize student involvement and administer services,
resources, and programs that benefit graduate students.
What’s happening in GSG?
- GSG and NAGPS - GSG is sending members to the NAGPS 2013 National Conference this November. These conferences provide individual GSG members with a chance to network with other graduate-professional student leaders from across the country, share best practices, work on graduate student issues, and learn about opportunities and services available to the graduate student population.
- Textbook Adoptions Campaign - GSG is running a campaign to encourage faculty to order their course materials on time and explore more affordable options. We have completed our meetings with the leadership of various Colleges and the Faculty Senate. The recommendations we received from the faculty is being shared with the bookstore to improve their services. Our goal is to increase the textbook adoption rates and decrease the cost of course materials to save students money. ASNAU is adding to the cause by encouraging faculty to sign "pledges" to adopt their textbooks.
- You can also check out the GSG meetings and events page for more opportunities to get involved and explore the Graduate College events calendar for additional graduate student events.
Letter from our board:
Thank you for your investment in graduate education at
Northern Arizona University and specifically for pursing higher education at a
time when thoughtful and dynamic leadership is needed most. The GSG finds its
purpose at this intersection as we strive to enhance your graduate experience.
In April 2011, GSG held its first graduate student body elections across the extended and mountain campuses and solidified itself as an official student government. For the 2013-2014 academic year, GSG is continuing the Travel Awards program. Additionally, GSG is working to reduce the cost of course materials, host social events, and address graduate-professional student concerns.
The significance of a graduate government is that it is led and sustained by students. By supporting and participating in GSG, graduate students can take steps to create the value and opportunities they need, which benefits graduate students, the university, and our surrounding communities. We encourage graduate students to become involved by attending our meetings and working through our committees on issues that matter to them.