The UGA Graduate-Professional Student Association is always working to improve the student experience for graduate and professional students at UGA. Beyond advocacy, GPSA also supports programs that encourage student involvement and community engagement. If you have questions or suggestions, we like both! Contact us here.
GPSA is working with other units on campus to provide undergraduate and high school students with valuable mentorship opportunities. Right now, our primary vehicle for these programs is the STEM Outreach Program. Look for more information soon. Additionally, if you're interested in taking a leadership role in crafting such programs, reach out to us at email@example.com!
Integrative Research & Ideas Symposium
On March 20, 2017, we hosted the first ever Integrative Research & Ideas Symposium at Tate Student Center. In its first year, the event attracted over 550 attendees, and we're aiming our sights even higher for 2018! Be on the look out for more information starting in July 2017!
IMproved Funding for GPSA Programs and Activities as A Way to Improve Student Enagagement
GPSA is worked with the UGA Division of Student Affairs and the All-Campus Allocations Committee to improve GPSA's funding as a way of stimulating graduate and professional student involvement and engagement at UGA. The approved budget for FY2018 increases discretionary funding by approximately 1100%. This will enable enhanced programming for students, and fuel growth in its critical outreach initiatives.
National & Regional Cooperation
GPSA has joined a coalition of the nation's top graduate student bodies as an affiliate of the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students, lending a heightened sense of purpose and cooperation in meeting the challenges of graduate education at UGA and beyond. Michael Snell, GPSA's Immediate Past President, serves as Vice Chair of the Southeast Region of the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students.
Georgia Science & Engineering Fair
This year, GPSA sponsored a snack break and "STEM Communication Award" at GSEF. Next year, we'll return with the snacks and the awards, and we need your help! Be on the lookout for how to get involved. Additionally, we're looking for award sponsors. Interested donors and corporate sponsors can inquire by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2017-18
Changes to the 2017-18 Academic Calendar were discussed by University administration based on feedback from faculty/students regarding the start date. Working together, we addressed this major concern, pushing the start date of the 2017-18 Academic Calendar back one week.