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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 Alessandra Forcucci


Nominations open for the 2015-2016 GSA officer team!

Interested in running for a GSA officer position?  The nomination forms for executive-level and director-level positions are now available!  All Rice graduate students are eligible to run.  No prior experience with the GSA or with holding an officer position is necessary!
New executive-level officers will be elected by the GSA Council on Tuesday, March 17th.  Executive-level positions include President, Internal Vice-President, External Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. 
New director-level officers will be appointed by the GSA president, and these positions will require less time commitment than the executive-level positions.  Director-level positions include Community Service Director, Lounge Manager, Professional Development Director, Social Director, and Media Director.
Descriptions of all the officer roles and responsibilities are provided in the nomination forms.

The deadline for nominating yourself for an executive-level position is 12pm (noon) on Monday, March 16.
If you are interested in a director-level position, please fill out the form ASAP so that the outgoing GSA president, Alessandra Forcucci, can schedule a meeting with you to further discuss the position(s) you are interested in. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact gsa@rice.edu.  Thanks!

Nomination forms-


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 2015 GSA Council Meetings are:

  • January 20
  •  February 17
  • March 17
  • April 21
  • May 19

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