Our Initiatives

Here, you can find an updated list of our current initiatives. This list is not exhaustive, but rather reflects issues being actively approached by representatives of the Graduate-Professional Student Association. For inquiries, please contact us.

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Mentorship Programs

GPSA is working with other units on campus to provide undergraduate students with opportunities to learn about graduate and professional education, and how to prepare themselves for post-baccalaureate opportunities. 

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Integrative Research & Ideas Symposium

On March 20, 2017, we will host the first ever Integrative Research & Ideas Symposium at Tate Student Center in the heart of UGA's Athens campus. 

IMproved Funding for Student Programs, Activities, and Services

GPSA is working with the UGA Division of Student Affairs in order to improve funding allocations structures in order to support programs, activities, and services in a manner that is representative of the student body and its diverse needs. 

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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. 

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GPSA Constitution

A new GPSA Constitution will help cultivate a sustainable, actionable foundation for the organization in its endeavor to "build, support, and illuminate" an inclusive community of graduate and professional students at the University of Georgia.  

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#alwaysadawg campaign

The #alwaysadawg social media campaign will be underway starting October 2016. Highlighting the campaign will be a 2-minute digital short entitled "Always a Dawg." Featuring Aneek James as narrator, the short will cut to the very core of what it means to be a "dawg." 

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Georgia Science & Engineering Fair

This year, GPSA will sponsor a special award and snack break for the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair. 

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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.