GSA Committees

Current Active Committees (as of 8/16/2014)

Constitution Committee

The GSA constitution needs a makeover. If you are interested contact the GSA.

Inactive/Recurring Committees

Travel Grants Review Committee

The Travel Grants Review Committee reviews the travel grant applications for a specific travel period. Being a part of the Travel Grants Committee is a one-time commitment that consists of reading all of the travel grants for that travel period. The committee then meets for roughly 3 hours (depending on the number of applications) to discuss all of the applications and make the awards. The review committee is anonymous to the applicants; sitting on the committee earns you two (2) points towards your next travel grant application. You may not sit on the committee if you have submitted an application for that travel period. The committee meets within 2 weeks after the travel grants deadline; announcements will be sent out seeking volunteers. If you are interested in being on the Travel Grants Review Committee, you may contact the GSA Grants Officer at

Spring Picnic Committee

Each spring the GSA hosts a Spring Picnic for the graduate students.  If you are interested in helping plan this event, please contact the GSA.

Judicial Committee

Three members are necessary to complete the judicial committee. Duties include:

  • To determine questions of constitutionality and adherence to this document.
  • To advise the Council as requested.
  • To maintain records of Judiciary Oversight Board decisions.
  • Select a Judiciary Oversight Board Chair who will conduct meetings and act as the voice of the Board.

Thanksgiving Committee

The date for the 2015 Thanksgiving Dinner was not yet been set but if you are interested in helping plan this event OR in volunteering for setup or cleanup in the future, then please contact the GSA.

Budget Committee

Generally, this committee meets once near the end of the academic year to set the budget for the following year. If you would like to volunteer to be on this committee or would have budgetary concerns to bring up with the GSA please contact the GSA. If you have budgetary concerns, you can request to set up a time to speak at a regular GSA meeting.

Events Committee

A fairly new addition to GSA events is the annual Interdisciplinary Symposium which highlights a differnt topic each year. If you are interested in volunteering for this committee or have ideas for topics/guest speakers/etc then please contact the GSA. Previous topics include Astrobiology any Biomedical.