Welcome to the GSA!
The GSA is important to every graduate student's experience at Brandeis. We serve very important functions in the preservation and promotion of graduate student issues and concerns. Our greatest strength comes from participating graduate students, who are a dynamic source of innovative ideas, social diversity, and community spirit! The Graduate Student Association serves as a bridge between the graduate student body and the administration. It provides a social space for graduate students from various departments to meet and exchange ideas of mutual interest.
Student Senators serve for a year and meet once a month to review issues concerning graduate students and make recommendations for action. Senators are the representatives who review our social and educational programming, suggest other activities we should be involved in, and serve on University committees to assure that graduate student concerns are being addressed when University decisions are made. The senators review and approve the budget for the Graduate Student Association each semester. Senators need to make a time commitment of 2 hours per month (meeting times and committee service) and perform outreach to their communities to identify needs, issues and concerns that need to be brought to the attention of the administration.