News & Announcements

GSA meetings are held every other Monday in the Price Center 4th Floor Forum unless stated otherwise. Meetings are open to public.

Jan. 29th, 2016

 GSA is excited to announce the Winter Quarterly Free For All will be held next Friday, February 5th, from 6-11PM in the Price Center Ballroom.  This year the theme is “On the Boardwalk”, and the event is free for all graduate students and a guest. Check out our events page and our Facebook page for more details.

Jan. 27th, 2016

The second council meeting of the quarter was held on January 25th. The Dean of Graduate Division held a Q&A about various initiatives the campus is currently working on. The Inclusivity Board Charge and amendments to the Financial Bylaws were unanimously approved. Additionally, CR05: Dependent Health Insurance Reform for 2016-'17 was unanimously approved with a vote of 33-0-2. This resolution lowers the dependent health insurance rate to the level of graduate students. Previously, partners and children of graduate students had to pay a higher price to join the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). They will now have the option to pay the same rate as graduate and professional students for the 2016-'17 academic year.

Jan. 12th, 2016

The Graduate Student Association had their first council meeting of Winter quarter on January 11th. The GSA was joined by the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor of Resource Management & Planning, the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Housing, Dining, and Hospitality, and the Dean of Graduate Division. The Chancellor announced plans for a new graduate student housing complex with a capacity of 1,000 students. This is in addition to Nueva Mesa that is currently underconstruction that will be housing 1,400 graduate and professional students.

Dec. 14th, 2015

The 2015 GSA Executive Fall Report is now available! Check out the report to learn about what GSA Council and Executives did for graduate students this past quarter. Email contact@gsa.ucsd.edu if you have any questions or comments for the GSA Executives.

Dec. 1st, 2015

Amendments to the Election and Officer bylaws were approved at the UCSD GSA council meeting last night. Additionally, the Code of Conduct was passed as a council document (29-7-6). Two resolutions were passed--CR03: The Koala and Media at UC San Diego (32-2-3) and CR04: Campus Climate (17-6-2).

Nov. 17th, 2015

UCSD GSA heard presentations from Ombuds and the University Centers Advisory Board at the council meeting last night. Additionally, the Vice President of Academic Affairs presented the results of the Academic Resources Report. The Election Committee and Governing Documents Committee proposed changes to the election and officer bylaws, respectively, that will be voted on at the next council meeting.

Nov. 3rd, 2015

At the third council meeting of the quarter, UCSD GSA passed CR02: Revised Metrics for the CHE Collective. Additionally, the Student Fee Advisory Committee (SFAC) presented on the background of SFAC and the recent Town Hall hosted by the committee.

Oct. 31st, 2015

UCSD GSA hosted its annual Halloween Free for All last night in the Price Center Ballroom East. Over 1,000 graduate students attended the event. Congratulations to costume contest winners Leeloo, Team Rocket, and Adventure Time. Information on upcoming events can be found on our facebook page.

Oct. 20th, 2015

UCSD GSA passed CR01: Continuing Support of Mental Health in the second council meeting of the quarter by a vote of 41-1-0 (Y-N-A). This resolution allocates funds to hiring a full time psychologist who is designated to work exclusively with graduate students. Additionally, the council voted on the charges for the Library Graduate Advisory Committee and the Campus Events Planning Committee.

Oct. 8th, 2015

UC San Diego will be hosting the Student Advocates for Graduate Education (SAGE) Fall summit this upcoming weekend! Approximately 30 graduate students from across the country will be visiting UC San Diego to discuss national advocacy! Check out the SAGE website for more details on what SAGE advocates for.

Oct. 6th, 2015

The Graduate Student Association had its first council meeting of the year. The agenda for the meeting can be found here. Lisa Maxwell, director of National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) was a special guest and hosted a diversity advantage workshop. Five funding bills were voted on and approved by council.