Graduate and Professional Student Association

Educational Outreach and Student Services

Join the GPSA Assembly

The GPSA Assembly

The GPSA Assembly represents graduate and professional students from colleges and schools across all ASU campuses and online students.  The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) Assembly presently consists of fifty-six (56) voting members who represent more than 29,000 graduate and professional students from ASU Arizona campus locations and online programs. The GPSA Assembly advocates for graduate and professional students on issues of common concern, and it provides oversight for the multitude of activities from GPSA’s Executive governmental branch, including the approval of policy making efforts in the GPSA Student Advocacy Agenda and GPSA Annual Strategic Plan, or monthly GPSA-sponsored event(s) programming. Likewise, as the Legislative governmental branch of GPSA, the GPSA Assembly conducts all oversight, accounting, allocation, and approval for monies or funds disbursement(s) within the annual GPSA Budget (currently valued at ~$1,400,000 dollars) and funding direction of monetary support resources to Graduate Student Organizations (GSO) at ASU.

 

The primary function of the GPSA Assembly is to pass bills that advocate for graduate and professional student interests and values, approve budgets that promote academic and professional success, and distribute funds to support graduate student organizations (GSOs). Assembly members serve as the primary liaison among their constituents (colleagues), GPSA executives, and the ASU Administration. Join here: links.asu.edu/GPSAassembly.

What does it mean to be a GPSA Assembly Member?

GPSA Assembly Members serve the broader graduate and professional student community at ASU as elected representatives of their respective college divisions. As GPSA Assembly Members, they are the primary communication conduit and liaison between the numerous departments, programs, or schools and GPSA. GPSA encourages students to give back to our communities and help improve the graduate student experience at ASU.

The Responsibilities of GPSA Assembly Members

  • Serve on a minimum of one committee within the GPSA Assembly (average 2 hours per month).
  • Attend all monthly GPSA Assembly meetings (held on the third (3rd) Friday of each month of the academic year and any additionally-convened Special Sessions that may arise occasionally). Check our event calendar for meeting times.
  • Distribute announcements of opportunities and material resources offered by GPSA to your school/college/department.
  • Attend events within your respective college divisions and promote GPSA services whenever appropriate or possible.

The Role of GPSA Committees

GPSA Committees meet once or twice a month to address student concerns and work on the current slate of GPSA programs, events, and projects.

The Benefits of Being a GPSA Assembly Member

  • Learn about and direct change to GPSA’s programs and collaborations with ASU
  • Networking with other graduate students at ASU
  • Leadership experience for your Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
  • Service experience for your Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
  • Meet new friends and have fun serving our communities at ASU
  • Receiving a scholarship

Who can be a GPSA Assembly Member?

Any campus-immersion or digital graduate or professional student enrolled in any ASU graduate or professional program enrolled in at least one graduate-level course credit and who has already completed one semester of graduate study at ASU or another university.

If you would like to join the assembly, please check the roster for any open seats and apply here before the first of the month for an opportunity to be selected.  You will need to be present at the Assembly Meeting on the third Friday of the month from 3:00 – 5:00 pm in order to be eligible.  You must apply for a seat to represent the college or school you are enrolled in. (You will need to log in using your ASU credentials to view this form links.asu.edu/GPSAassembly).

If you have any other additional questions not addressed previously, please feel free to reach out directly by email to the GPSA Assembly President at gpsaassembly@gmail.com.