Thanks for visiting the CSU Graduate Student Council website. The incoming 2022-2023 officers will be announced and making updates to our website and other social media channels in the coming weeks and months. Best of luck finishing the semester!
The Graduate Student Council is hosting their annual graduate student picnic at Lee Martinez Community Park on Thursday, August 18 from 5-8 PM. Panera Breadwill be catering and there will be a couple hundred sandwiches of different varieties, over a dozen salad bowls, and chips/cookies/pickle spears/French baguettes to match. The Graduate School will be there to showcase graduate student resources, and there will be plenty of open space to socialize and meet other graduate students. Lastly, there will be a frisbee toss competition for Graduate School swag like custom aluminum water bottles, re-usable bags, lunch bags with utensils, and more! We hope to see you at our largest social event, and hope that you walk away with some swag and new friendships.
Please join us on May 3 at 6:00 p.m. MT for our last general meeting of the semester! We will be introducing our new 2022-2023 officer board and hearing from Dr. Andrew Norton, the new faculty council representative to the Board of Governors. Additionally, we will be hosting an open forum to discuss any comments or concerns from this year, as well as potential Council goals for next year.
Our meeting will be hybrid, so please join us in the ASCSU Senate chambers in Lory Student Center (LSC 204) or online via Zoom. We will have a catered taco bar for all in-person attendees (gluten-free and vegan options available).
Please join us today (Tuesday, April 5) at 6:00 pm MT for our April general meeting and officer elections! We will be discussing changes to the Student Health Insurance Plan and the results of the GSC mask survey before holding elections for the 2022-2023 GSC Officer Team.
As a reminder, we are looking for motivated members to run for office! If you are interested in running for an officer position, please prepare a 2-3 minute introduction that highlights the strengths and interests you’d bring to the role. Positions are open to all graduate students in good standing with the University, and all positions are paid. Vice Presidents receive a total stipend of $1,500 for the year, and Presidents receive a total stipend of $2,250.
Furthermore, we’d like to highlight an opportunity to provide feedback on University Communications. The Division of University Marketing and Communications is inviting current CSU employees and students to share their experience with internal communications by participating in a survey or discussion group this spring. This feedback will inform several significant changes in the coming year, as the division rolls out a new university email system and implements elements of the Courageous Strategic Transformation, including the reimagining of CSU’s brand. Visit the internal communications web page to take the anonymous survey or to sign up for a discussion group. Participants will have the option to be entered in a raffle to win a variety of CSU swag prizes.
We are excited to announce our guest speaker presentation by Dr. Karen Butler-Purry to contribute to our ongoing conversation about effective mentoring relationships and their critical role in our community.
April 4 at Noon – 1:30 p.m. MT How a Graduate Dean is using Lessons from her Personal Journey to Build a Graduate Culture of Inclusive Excellence Registration is required at https://col.st/99AQL
Karen Butler-Purry is the Graduate Dean at Texas A&M. Butler-Purry has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Howard University. Butler-Purry recently received the Debra Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education from the Council of Graduate Schools.
As always, the Graduate School is here to support your personal and professional
Officer elections for the 2022-2023 Graduate Student Council are rapidly approaching! Elections will occur at our general meeting on April 5th at 6:00 pm MT. As a reminder, the following officer positions are up for election:
Vice President for Advocacy
Vice President for Engagement
Vice President for Finance
Vice President for Information
If you would like more information on any of the positions, see the attached PowerPoint, or feel free to reach out to the officers currently in those roles. If you are interested in running for a position at our upcoming meeting, please fill out this short poll: https://forms.gle/cwdEnD1w8NNv2jGa9. Position descriptions and contact information for current officers can also be found on the poll. We encourage graduate students from all programs and degrees (including online graduate students) to apply for a position!
Graduate Student Council, Graduate School, and the Associated Students of CSU are excited to sponsor quarterly travel grants open to all graduate and professional students at CSU. Grants are open to all graduate students who will be presenting their work at a conference and provide partial funding for conference travel-related expenses. Recipients of each grant will be determined by evaluating the type of presentation and conference, as well as the impact of the conference on the student’s professional development.
For more information regarding the Travel Grant, click here, for information about the Professional Development & Supply Grant, click here.