Student Services

In addition to student services provided by the Office of Graduate Studies, support services for students are provided by several other offices, including the Division of Housing and Food Service; University Health Services; the Counseling and Mental Health Center; and Parking and Transportation Services. The functions of these and similar offices are described in General Information.

Graduate students are represented on campus and in the community by the Graduate Student Assembly, described below. In addition, there are social and professional groups for graduate students in most fields of study, and hundreds of registered student organizations that are open to undergraduates and graduate students.

Graduate Student Assembly

The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) is the official representative body for graduate students. GSA addresses issues that are important to its constituents, not only as students but also as teaching assistants, research assistants, and assistant instructors. GSA reports administratively to the vice provost and dean of graduate studies and the vice president for student affairs. Administrative expenses are funded through an allocation from students’ tuition.

The objectives of GSA are to represent the views of graduate students to the University community and the community at large; to facilitate graduate student communication and interaction; to gather and disseminate information pertinent to graduate students; to conduct activities that promote the general welfare of graduate students; and to provide a means of assisting in the selection of graduate student members of departmental, college, and University bodies.

More information about GSA, including contact information for officers, current representatives, meeting agendas and minutes, and current and past activities, is available at the GSA's website.