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What is the GSG?
The Graduate Student Government, or GSG, represents the interests of the graduate student population to the university's administration.
With representatives from every graduate department on campus, the GSG plays an important role in shaping the graduate experience at Michigan Tech. GSG also has representatives on most standing university committees ranging in scope from health care to campus diversity to entertainment.
The GSG works to enrich the intellectual, social and professional lives of grad students.
What does the GSG do?
The Graduate Student Government (GSG) serves graduate students in several important ways. Acting as a liaison between the administration and grad students at Michigan Tech, we advocate on students' behalf, and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Academic Events: GSG also works for the enrichment of the intellectual and professional lives of grad students through GSG-sponsored Academic Events such as the Lunch-n-learn Lecture Series, the Graduate Research Colloquium (Poster & Presentation Competition). The GSG also awards travel grants to selected students for presenting at conferences. Each year GSG also presents awards for Exceptional Graduate Student Scholar, Exceptional Graduate Student Leader, and Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor, honoring the recipients publicly at the Graduate Research Colloquium banquet. With the Lunch-n-Learn series, GSG sponsors several brown-bag professionalization seminars per semester.
Social Events: GSG also organizes and sponsors a series of Social Events and assists with Fall and Spring Orientation for incoming graduate students. These events provides opportunities for grad students from every department to encounter others not only from other academic disciplines, nations, and cultures. By encouraging students to share their diverse personal histories and academic experiences, GSG helps focus and unify the voice of the graduate student community so that it can more accurately and powerfully represent students' interests to university administration.
Awareness and Welfare: Ultimately, building a strong graduate student community helps GSG to better advise the Dean of the Graduate School, the Provost, and the Board of Control about issues of interest to graduate students. With representatives from every graduate department on campus, and with liaisons to most major standing university committees, the GSG plays an integral role in shaping the graduate experience at Michigan Tech.
How can I get involved?
Am I eligible to get involved with the GSG? All full time graduate students are eligible to run for elected positions on the GSG. You can also attend our meetings, which are open, and serve on the GSG as a member at large. You're invited to participate in GSG sponsored events and activities. These are organized for you.
Do I have to buy tickets for the GSG events? All the GSG events and activities are free for graduate students.
You may have to register for some limited seating events.
How do I find out about these events? Typically, the entire graduate student body receives emails about major upcoming events. You could also talk to your department's GSG representatives, attend our events or meetings. Join our facebook page or check out the website.