The GSA Legislative Assembly is comprised of representatives from each department on campus with a graduate program as well a representatives from each campus.
Campus representatives meet once a month at our Legislative Assembly meetings, where we disseminate news of upcoming GSA events, vote on pertinent legislation and initiatives, and study the problems facing our graduate students.
Campus representatives will involve themselves more in the GSA by sitting on one of our several committees in addition to serving as their campus' voice at our monthly meetings (informing the GSA of suggestions or concerns from students within their campus) and serving as the GSA's voice to their campus (delivering relevant GSA information to their fellow graduate students).
Campus representatives will aid the Vice Chair of Representation in securing department representatives in unrepresented departements on their campus.
Benefits to a graduate student representative include:
- Networking with graduate students within and outside their campus on a social and academic level
- Networking with graduate students at other universities on a social and political level
- Inclusion in important decisions and changes for graduate students
- Familiarity with campus administrators and their roles within the system
- Knowledge of university structure and policies
- Leadership Development opportunities
- Service opportunities (via university committees)
Benefits to those on a represented campus include:
- Becoming more informed of local, regional, and national issues impacting graduate students
- Networking with graduate students outside and within their department via GSA events
- Knowing where to take graduate student issues to be solved
- Knowing where to find solutions to graduate student issues
- Information on how to start a department GSA
- Information on how department GSAs and committees operate
- Knowledge of university events for grad students
Having strong representation on both campuses at UNL allows GSA to further their mission of improving graduate student lives thereby enhancing the conditions for quality graduate research and helping UNL to soon achieve the status of a top 30 research institution.