Graduate Student Government

Educational Outreach and Student Services

Legislative Branch

Office of the Assembly President

The GSG Assembly represents graduate and professional students from colleges and schools across all ASU campuses and online students.  The Graduate Student Government (GSG) Assembly presently consists 50+ voting members who represent more than 29,000 graduate and professional students from ASU Arizona campus locations and online programs. The GSG Assembly advocates for graduate and professional students on issues of common concern, and it provides oversight for the multitude of activities from GSG’s Executive Branch, including the approval of policy making efforts in the GSG Student Advocacy Agenda and GSG Annual Strategic Plan, or monthly GSG-sponsored event(s) programming. Likewise, as the Legislative governmental branch of GSG, the GSG Assembly conducts all oversight, accounting, allocation, and approval for monies or funds disbursement(s) within the annual GSG Budget (currently valued at ~$1,800,000 dollars) and funding direction of monetary support resources to Graduate Student Organizations (GSO) at ASU.

The primary function of the GSG 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), GSG executives, and the ASU Administration.

Members of the GSG Assembly also serve on committees that focus on particular graduate and professional student concerns, including advocacy to university administration and government representatives, diversity and inclusion, student grants and awards, professional development resources and opportunities, and funding for GSOs.

The Responsibilities of GSG Assembly Members

  • Serve on at least one committee within the GSG Assembly (average 2 hours);
  • Attend all monthly GSG 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). Meetings would be hybrid (TBD by the Assembly).
  • Maintain an open communication or dialogue channel with the various ASU students, faculty, and staff members within your representative constituency to learn about pressing issues or other matters of concern among those constituents;
  • Maintain an open communication or dialogue channel with the various ASU students, faculty, and staff members within your representative constituency to distribute announcements of opportunities and material resources offered by GSG;
  • Attend potential events within your respective college divisions and promote GSG services whenever appropriate or possible.

The Role of GSG Committees

GSG Committees meet once or twice a month to address student concerns, provide work product(s), monitor progress functions, or conduct oversight procedures of the current slate of GSG programs, events, and projects. From planning advocacy efforts to overseeing funding programs and authoring legislative motions to providing operational support for GSG-sponsored events, the GSG committees support graduate and professional students across the various ASU departments, programs, schools, college divisions, and geographic campus locations.

The Benefits of Being a GSG Assembly Member

  • Learn about and direct change to GSG’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 GSG 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.

If you would like to join the assembly, please check with the GSG President Ravi Teja Chopparapu rchoppar@asu.edu for more information. You must apply here for a seat to represent the college or school you are enrolled in. 

Assembly President - Vacant

Yet to be filled for the academic year 2024-25. Contact Ravi Teja Chopparapu – GSG President rchoppar@asu.edu for more information. 

Assembly President Pro Tempore - Vacant

Yet to be filled for the academic year 2024-25

Chief Administrator - Vacant

Yet to be filled for the academic year 2024-25

GSG Parliamentarian - Vacant

Yet to be filled for the academic year 2024-25