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 a liaison between graduate students and University Administration. GSA members also serve on a variety of University commissions and committees. In addition, the GSA administers two grant programs (Travel Fund and Graduate Research Development) to directly promote the research and educational efforts of its members. The GSA seeks to nurture graduate student community across departments by providing social events that foster inter-department, interdisciplinary conversation. Every year, the GSA governing board and general assembly 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.