GPSA Committees are responsible for carrying out much of the day-to-day work of GPSA because they can consider business in more detail than is possible in a single monthly meeting. Any graduate student is eligible to join a GPSA Committee and students can join as many committees as they want. Committees are always looking for new members and they are a great way to get involved. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!
The Budget Committee is tasked with the responsibility to review and assess the GPSA budget, expenditures and affiliate (registered student organizations) funding proposals, and reviewing evening childcare subsidy policies and expenses. The committee is also responsible for preparing the budget presentation for the S&A fee committee.
Interested in joining the Budget Committee? Please contact Samantha Edgerton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Communications Committee is in charge of creating a communication plan for GPSA in order to increase the transmission of information from GPSA to GPSA members. The committee also is responsible for taking minutes at each Senate Meeting and creating/formatting/sending the GPSA Monday Minute.
Interested in joining the Communications Committee? Please contact Adnan Mohamed at email@example.com.
Community Affairs Committee
The Community Affairs Committee is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with the WSU graduate and professional student community. The committee serves as a link between graduate and professional student registered student organizations across campus to help improve communication and increase collaboration. The Community Affairs Committee will also focus on campus and community outreach and work together on events to build stronger ties throughout the GPSA community at WSU.
Interested in joining the Community Affairs Committee? Then, please contact Jennifer Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel Grants Committee
The Grants Committee reviews graduate and professional student travel and registration grant applications, and awards funding monthly throughout the year (each month, including the summer).
Interested in joining the Travel Grants Committee? Then, please contact Arian Karimitar at email@example.com.
Internal Affairs Committee
The Internal Affairs Committee is responsible for addressing all GPSA related concerns and the long-term needs of graduate and professional students. The committee is also responsible for preparing, reviewing and suggesting revisions of the Constitution and Bylaws to the Senate and Executive Board. The Internal Affairs committee also evaluates the need for graduate and professional student childcare and conducts the general election of GPSA executive officers and senators during the spring semester.
Interested in joining the Internal Affairs Committee? Then, please contact Mikala Meize at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legislative Affairs Committee
The Legislative Affairs Committee ensures that WSU graduate and professional students are in the minds of decision makers on a University, local, state, and federal level and assists in the communication process. The committee will assist and participate in Coug Day at the Capitol, Call Congress Day(s), voter awareness efforts, and monitoring legislation that may affect graduate and professional students at WSU.
Interested in joining the Legislative Affairs Committee? Then, please contact James Dalton at email@example.com.
The Programming Committee is responsible for organizing non-academic events for graduate and professional students. Such events include the yearly Welcome Back BBQ, ice cream socials, bowling nights, soccer tournament, and socials and formals.
Interested in joining the Programming Committee? Then, please contact Rachel Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Development Committee
The Professional Development Committee aims to improve the academic environment at WSU by planning events and workshops that address specific needs of graduate and professional students. The committee will also work on matters pertaining to the academic and professional development needs of graduate and professional students at WSU.
Interested in joining the Professional Development Committee? Then, please contact Anika VanDeen at email@example.com.
Awards and Scholarships Committee
The Awards and Scholarships Committee assists in planning and implementing the annual spring semester GPSA Research Exposition. The committee is also responsible for reviewing and awarding teaching assistant, research assistant, graduate assistant, graduate student instructor, and advisor awards. The committee is also tasked with planning and organizing the spring Excellence Award luncheon, where GPSA recognizes excellence award winners and the Research Exposition winners.
Interested in joining the Awards and Scholarships Committee? Then, please contact Rabayet Sadnan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University and Student Affairs Committee
The University Affairs Committee is responsible for addressing issues pertaining to the health insurance plan for graduate and professional students. The committee also considers concerns such as housing, safety, transportation, recreation, and other issues pertaining to graduate and professional student well-being. The committee is responsible for educating the Senate and GPSA constituents related to health care and university policies that impact graduate and professional students. In addition, the committee assists in developing and implementing a strategic plan for GPSA.
Interested in joining the University and Student Affairs Committee? Then, please contact Anastasia Vishnevskaya at email@example.com.