The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) is the governing body of approximately 4,000 on-campus and 2,000 off-campus graduate students. The GSA represents students’ concerns and serves as their liaison with the University Administration. GSA members also serve on a variety of University commissions and committees. In addition, the GSA administers two grant programs to directly promote research and educational efforts of its members. The GSA strongly promotes graduate student community across departments by providing social events to encourage graduate students to come together. Every year the GSA governing board and delegate body work to improve campus life, scholarly development, and graduate community by creating and implementing goals based on the issues and concerns of graduate students on campus.