GSA Meeting Minutes

March 2019 – Elections (no notes)

February 2019 – Social/Professional Event Planning

January 2019 – Doerr Institute, Wellbeing & Counseling Center, Election Restructuring

December 2018 – No Meeting

November 13th, 2018 – Doerr Institute leadership development

October 16th, 2018 – Crime Prevention @ Rice, GSA-RUCT Safer Streets Initiative Updates, Graduate Wellbeing Initiative

September 18th, 2018 – The Voting Process/Register to Vote, Club Approvals, Safe Streets Initiative

August 21st, 2018 – Student Health Insurance Discussion

July 17th, 2018 – Career Development & Connecting with Alumni, Yuseon Kim Elected as VP of Student Advocacy

June 19th, 2018 – Mobility Safety Discussion

May 15th, 2018 –  New GSA Cabinet, New Reps, 2018-2019 Budget Approved

April 2018 – No Meeting

March 20th, 2018 –  Professional Master’s of Science Feedback, Willy Week, Elections

February 20th, 2018 – Flu immunization discussion, Willy Week – teaming up with Grad Games and GSA

January 23rd, 2018 – Constitution and By-Laws Amendments, Jorge Cham of PhD Comics Rice Visit, Grants, Parking on Campus – Rental Car, Captain’s Lounge Door – Broken

November 21st, 2017 – New VP of Finance, Club Approvals, Grant Proposal Review, Tax Cut and Jobs Act

October 17th, 2017 – Club Approvals, RHAT process and signups, Deepotsav, Grad’s Give Back, Family Weeked coming up

September 19th, 2017 – Meeting with Board of Trustees, Club Approvals, Doerr Coffee Break, Club Registration Deadline

August 8th,2017 – PPF, Window Coverings, IFR, Survey for Profession Development, Bills Due August 10th, Orientation Next Week

July 18th – Bike Sharing Focus Group, Honor Council and IT Rep Approval, ISAR Activities, Rainy Day Pass at BRC, International Friends of Rice

June 20th, 2017 – Approve University Committees, Friends of International Students and Scholars

May 16, 2017 – Approve Budget, Camp Spark, Culture Center

April 18, 2017 – Introduce New Eboard, Approve Directors and Parliamentarian, Rebranding of Athletics, STEM Outreach with Girl Scouts, Sustainability Ideas

March 21, 2017 – GSA Awards Call for Nominations, GSA Executive Officer Elections, V2C2 update, Graduate Student Data Management Training Project

February 21, 2017 – Update on V2C2 and Town Halls, March for Science, Call for GSA Officer Positions

January 17, 2017 – New Officer Recruitment, President Leebron, Parking Committee proposal

November 22, 2016 – Election debrief, Constitution and Bylaws Update, Evening dining location changed to South Servery, Rice Sanctuary, December Council Meeting holiday party, Bucky ball, Culture Night

October 18, 2016 – IDEA Student Evaluations Pilot, Bookstore Update, Constitution and Bylaws Update, Bucky Ball, Topl, Valhallaween, Cultural-Gastronomic Trip Chinatown, Owl Safety Walk, Sausagefest, Stop Hunger Now, Deepotsav

September 20, 2016 – Graduate Handbook Committee, Club Approvals, Graduate Meal Plan, Brochstein after hours study space, professional masters Internship requirements for international students

August 23, 2016 – Discussion about Graduate Student Handbooks

July 19, 2016 – Administration visit to discuss housing and dining, state of budget, committee appointments, Parking, GSA Bike Policy, Cultural Gastronomic Trip to Hillcroft, Orientation

June 21, 2016 – Budget for last month discussed, Call for Graduate Student Spotlight Nominations, new Website unveiled, Constitutional Amendments approved, Graduate Housing and Dining Cost Meeting Discussion, RVA Shuttle schedule timing, Health Insurance Discussion, Bucky Ball event potentially in January, Rec Fields Summer Use, Parking Lot Changes, Departmental Handbook Discussion, Pride Parade Float, Peace Love Dogs Outreach, Summer Picnic/Pool Party, Blood Drive, Critical Thinking for Industry Positions Professional Development Event, Wellbeing Coffee Break, International Student advocacy discussion

May 17, 2016 – Budget for 2016-2017 approved, Updates to Constitution and Bylaws discussed, Committee Appointments approved, Bucky Ball Discussion, Aetna Insurance Discussion, Graduate Housing Cost Discussion, Shuttle Discussion, Peace Love Dogs Outreach Event, Pool Party Event

April 21, 2016 – Directors for 2016-2017 approved, Call for Committee members, Spring Picnic, GSA Awards Ceremony