NAU Graduate Student Government
Northern Arizona University’s Graduate Student Government (GSG) represents and advocates for the graduate student body within university administration and local, state, and national governing bodies. The NAU GSG organizes student involvement and administers services, resources, and programs that benefit all NAU graduate students.
Meetings and events
The NAU GSG meets twice a month via Zoom. Please contact your college representative for more information. In addition to regular meetings, the GSG hosts a number of events each year, including the GSG Poster Symposium, college-specific events, and graduate student social gatherings.
GSG’s constitution and bylaws adhere to all standards set by NAU for approved governing student organizations and have been approved by the GSG.
GSG officers and representatives
Welcome, 2022-2023 GSG leaders!
|President - Fall term||Rebecca Seeger|
|President - Spring term||Maria Kostromitina|
|Vice-President of University Affairs||Yazhmin Dozal|
|Vice-President of External Affairs - Fall term||Lauren Didesch|
|Vice-President of External Affairs - Spring term||VACANT|
|Chief of Staff||Taylor Lyster|
|Representative — Arts and Letters||Katie Scholler|
|Representative — Education||Diamond Bracey |
|Representative — Education||Jennifer Lee|
|Representative — Engineering, Informatics, & Applied Sciences||VACANT|
|Representative — Environment, Forestry, & Natural Sciences||Philip Asare|
|Representative — Health and Human Services||Shannon Skowbo|
|Representative — Social and Behavioral Sciences||Mehwish Maria Hameed|
|Representative — WA Franke College of Business||Sam Brechner|
|Representative — Community Campus||Humbert Contreras|
|Representative — Diversity||Candi Running Bear|
|Director of Climate Action||Phoenix Eskridge-Aldama|
|Director of Elections||Kayla Long|
|Director of Special Events||Jacob Borsting|
|Director of Travel||TBD|
|Representative — International Student||Stanley Njikho|
|Representative — Involvement||Deya DeWalt|
|Poster Symposium Chair||VACANT|
If you are interested in the vacant position, please email GSG@nau.edu.
Learn about your Northern Arizona University college representatives and GSG officers.
Graduate student travel funding
The NAU GSG awards approximately $45,000 to NAU graduate students traveling to present or attend a conference pertinent to their degree program. Additionally, the GSG also awards money to students who need to travel for their research or for a career development activity.
Graduate student government organization funding
All approved NAU graduate student organizations and clubs may apply for organization funding. Contact GSG@nau.edu for information.
GSG statement on diversity
The Graduate Student Government (GSG) at Northern Arizona University takes pride in serving as a liaison and advocate for the needs and concerns of its student body. GSG, along with NAU, recognizes diversity as an integral component of achieving success through professional development, awareness and education, research, and retention of diverse students, staff, and faculty. Research supports diversity in the academic setting as a key component of increased creativity, innovation, and innovative problem solving strategies. The Graduate Student Government (GSG) is here to increase awareness of campus climate issues and to celebrate and recognize the strength of diverse cultures, groups, and experiences. If you have any questions or would like to comment on ways to enrich your experience regarding diversity and inclusion, please do not hesitate to contact GSG@nau.edu.
GSG Statement on Climate Action
The Graduate Student Government (GSG) recognizes the need for climate change mitigation and adaptation at various scales, and we aim to amplify the voices of students demanding action at the university level. The College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences has 260 graduate students enrolled and many students in other programs have a climate-based research focus, so we know that our graduate student body cares about environmental issues. As a higher-research institution, it is vital that we utilize the knowledge and expertise of our graduate student body to lead the way in environmental sustainability and climate action. If you have ideas about how to make NAU a more sustainable school or if you would like to get involved with the GSG Climate Action Committee (open to all graduate students), please reach out to Phoenix Eskridge-Aldama, GSG Director of Climate Action, at email@example.com.
Graduate Student Government meetings and events
GSG meeting schedule
The NAU GSG meets twice a month via Zoom (unless otherwise noted). Contact your college representative for more information.
|Meeting Date||Meeting Times|
GSG Poster Symposium
The Northern Arizona University Graduate Student Government sponsors a Fall and Spring poster symposium each year. The Fall Poster Symposium takes place virtually and is judged by GSG members. The Spring Poster Symposium takes place the same day as, and is coordinated with, the Graduate College 3 Minute Research Presentation (3MRP) Competition and is judged by NAU faculty.
GSG sponsored events
Visit the NAU GSG Graduate College Events page for up-to-date information on social events, college-specific events, and various other GSG-sponsored activities.