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The Graduate Student Association (GSA) comprises degree seeking graduate students at Rice University. The GSA mission is to enrich the graduate student experience and to represent, support, and promote graduate student interests and values. An integral and essential part of the Rice community, the GSA provides programs and services aiding in recruitment and retention of graduate students, represents graduate student interests to the University administration, and builds a strong sense of community both on and off campus.

  GSA President Lynn Fahey


GSA Council Meeting

Departmental GSA Representatives, GSA Officers, and any other interested parties meet monthly to discuss graduate student issues and conduct GSA business. See minutes of past meetings below.

Meeting Minutes 

Event Date and Time:

GSA Council meets at 6:00pm on the third Tuesday of each month in the Captain Lounge. Dates for the Spring 2016 GSA Council Meetings are:

  • January 19th
  • February 16th
  • March 15th
  • April 19th Thursday April 21st Due to Flooding
  • May 17th
  • June 21st

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Congratulations GSA Award Winners!  

Robert Lowry Patten Award
David Ramirez
Xiang Zhang
Cat Majors
Sarah Michelle Kim

GSA Service Award
Lynn Fahey
Kyle G. Sweeney

Faculty Teaching/Mentoring Award
Junghae Suh
Loren Raun

Faculty/Staff Service Award
Jennifer Hunter
Theresa Chatman

Friends of Rice Graduate Students Award
Purvez Captain
Kevin Kirby
Nikolay Kostov



Rice University Outreach Day - Peace Love Dogs Walk and BBQ

When: June 25th
Time: 5:45 - 8:45pm
Where: Graduate Student Commons (Valhalla)