The Committee for Academic Affairs shall identify and advocate on behalf of graduate students regarding any issues pertaining to academic affairs, including, but not limited to, access to facilities and funding for research, the faculty-graduate student mentoring relationship, and academic policies pertaining to graduate education and teaching for graduate students.
Co-Chairs: Anthony Juritsch (Nutrition and Health Sciences)
Diversity and Inclusion
The Committee for Diversity and Inclusion shall encourage and promote participation by students from throughout the University community, including, but not limited to, students from racial and ethnic minorities, international students, women, the LGBTQA+ community, and distance learning students, and ensure that GSA programming is available and pertinent to the diverse graduate student community.
Chair: Luz Sotelo (Mechanical and Materials Engineering)
Graduate Travel Awards Program (GTAP)
The Committee for Graduate Travel Awards shall manage the Graduate Travel Awards Program (GTAP) as defined in the Special Rules.
Co-Chairs: Mohid-Eslam Dahdolan
The Committee for Professional Development shall coordinate and implement a series of activities to promote the development of graduate students, including but not limited to, networking activities, guest lectures, and career development workshops, shall manage the Special Projects Grants Program (SPGP), and shall plan, coordinate, and execute the Midwest Graduate Career Fair (MGCF).
Chair: Noelle Atieno (Civil Engineering)
Quality of Life
The Committee for Quality of Life shall attend to issues relevant to graduate student life including, but not limited to, housing, transportation and parking, child care, and health benefits, and shall organize events or develop policies that support the improvement of graduate students' quality of life.
Chair: Rupinder Sandhu (Biological Systems Engineering) and Eric Rodene
The Committee for Social Events shall plan, coordinate, and execute social events throughout the fall and spring semesters for all graduate students, including those for Graduate-Professional Student Appreciation Week (GSAW), and shall organize and staff all GSA activities during new graduate student welcome.
Chair: Vincent Perez (Biochemistry)
Join a Committee
All GSA representatives are assigned to a committee by the Executive Vice President. Any graduate student at the University can apply to be an at-large member of a GSA committee.
To apply to be an at-large member of a GSA committee send an email with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org, and briefly explain your motivations and interests.