March 31, 2015

University of Rochester AS&E GSA



 As the spring semester ends soon, the Graduate Student Association (GSA) is running the annual election for all the officer positions for the 2015-2016 GSA executive board. We invite you to submit nominations with a short personal statement describing your interest and qualifications to by next Friday, April 10th.

What is GSA? 
The GSA is composed of all University of Rochester Arts, Sciences & Engineering graduate students. We participate in major administrative committees, act as an advocate for graduate students, and organize regular academic, social, and cultural events.

Who runs it? 
The GSA Executive Board, which is composed of 7 elected Officers:
1) President: act as liaison between university administration and faculty, and graduate students, and organize GSA committee meetings.

2) Academic Programming Officer: organizes conference funding, seminars, workshops, and collaborates with other departments.

3) Student Advocacy Officer: fosters communication about other concerns benefiting the grad students like health insurance, transport, etc.

4) Social Programming Officer: organizes fun events and activities which provide a great platform for mingling with other grad students.

5) Treasurer: oversees funding of GSA.

6) Communications Officer: sends out emails/newsletters to the graduate students.

7) Information Technology Officer: maintains the website and Facebook page.

And we have one GSA adviser: Janice Van Opdorp

Why run for GSA?

  • Serve and have positive influence in the grad student community.
  • Gain leadership, communication, and teamwork skills.
  • Meet fellow students from different disciplines.
  • Officers are compensated $125 each semester of service 

Nominate yourself or your peers in any of the above listed positions for the GSA Executive Board 2015-2016 through emailing a short statement to by next Friday, April 10thFor more information, please take a look at our website:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


GSA Coffee Hour

More information to come regarding the next GSA Coffee Hour. Stay tuned.

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

CETL promotes excellence in both teaching and learning through a range of programs for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.  

The program provides graduate students in the College with resources to support their work as classroom TAs, laboratory TAs, and instructors. 

Graduate students are welcome to make use of services that support their own learning.

For events , please review their calendar at:


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