GPSA's Mission

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To build, support, and illuminate a strong, vibrant, and inclusive graduate and professional student community through programming, outreach, and advocacy.

The Graduate-Professional Student Association (GPSA) at the University of Georgia is a member organization of the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS). NAGPS is a student-run national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of graduate & professional students across the United States. Founded by student leaders in 1987, NAGPS is the only national organization that represents the interests of graduate & professional students in public and private universities at local, state, regional and national levels.

Our Initiatives

The Graduate-Professional Student Association (GPSA) at the University of Georgia works to improve the quality of graduate and professional student life at UGA. Our advocacy efforts evolve according to student needs and feedback. Recent examples of issues taken up by GPSA include the proposal to tax Graduate Assistantships at the federal level and proposed changes to spousal health insurance coverage. 

GPSA also supports programs that encourage student involvement and community engagement. If you have questions or suggestions, we like both! Contact us here.

IMproved Funding for GRAduate Student Programs and Activities

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. This will enable enhanced programming for students, and fuel growth in its critical outreach initiatives.