Effective July 20, 2020 (if the technology gurus agree), this will no longer be the official website for the GSA. We will be re-tasking this site as an informal blog for our executive board, delegates, and the BOV rep. Please visit us at gsa.vt.edu to see our new home!
The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) is the governing body of approximately 4,000 on-campus and 2,000 off-campus graduate and professional students. GSA works to improve campus life, scholarly development, and graduate community. The GSA represents students’ concerns, serving as the liaison between graduate students and University Administration. GSA delegates do this by attending a variety of University commission and committee meetings. In addition, the GSA administers grant programs (Travel Fund and Graduate Research Development) to directly promote graduate research and educational efforts, as well as the opportunity to present at the annual Research Symposium. The GSA promotes graduate student community by providing social events such as the Welcome Back BBQ. Meet the current Executive Board team and consider joining us for a General Assembly meeting!
The Executive Board of the GSA for the 2020-2021 Academic Year strongly condemns the recent senseless, horrific murders of Ahmaud Aubrey, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. We reject all acts of racism, hatred, and discrimination, and believe that fundamental changes to the systemic inequities that exist are long overdue. Read the full statement here.
We acknowledge and apologize for the delay in our response. We would like to clarify this is a transition period for the GSA’s leadership and delegation, and this statement is one of the first official acts of the 20-21 Executive Board, which took office Monday, June 1. While we issue this statement as the Executive Board, we will work with our General Assembly to create and execute an action plan that ensures we address those issues over the upcoming academic year.