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GPSA 2017-2018 General Elections

The Graduate and Professional Student Association will be hosting a special election filing period for open GPSA Senator positions to serve during the 2017-2018 Academic Year. If you have been looking for that perfect excuse to get involved and meet your fellow students, GPSA is for you. 

                         
Interested in running for GPSA Office? APPLY JULY 15th!

Applications due August 15 at 11:59 pm

Debates

  • No debates scheduled

General Elections: Vote Online 

  • There will be no voting during the special election.
  • Applications for new senators during the special election will be reviewed by the Executive Office and the Director of Internal Affairs, and our recommendations will require of the approval of the senate at large.

Want to learn more about the positions?

  • Senator
    • Term: August 2017 - May 2018
    • Scholarship: $500
    • Summary of Duties
      • Attend GPSA Senate meetings held twice a month on Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm
      • Communicate all relevant information between department & GPSA
      • Serve on one GPSA committee
      • Expected time commitment: 2 hours per week
  • College Representative
    • Term: May 2017 - May 2018
    • Scholarship: $2,200
    • Summary of Duties
      •  Chair one GPSA committee (appointed Director by GPSA President & Vice President)
      • Serve on one university committee
      • Attend weekly GPSA Executive Board meetings
      • Attend GPSA Senate meetings held twice a month on Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm      
      • Expected time commitment: 6-8 hours per week
  • President
    • Term: May 16, 2017 - May 15, 2018
    • Stipend: Half (1/2) time staff assistant at step 50 with tuition waiver and benefits package reflective of a Graduate Assistantship
    • Summary of Duties
      • Chair the Executive Board: call meetings & prepare agendas
      • Appoint College Representatives to Director positions
      • Write and present report to Board of Regents
      • Serve on Faculty Senate & other pertinent university committees
      • Appoint graduate-professional students to all university committees & task forces
      • Plan annual Executive Board Retreat
      • Manage and oversee all GPSA programs and services in conjuction with Program Support Staff & Executive Board
      • Advocate on behalf of all graduate-professional students
      • Attend GPSA Senate meetings held twice a month on Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm
      • Time commitment: 20 hours per week 
  • Vice President
    • Term: May 16, 2017 - May 15, 2018
    • Stipend: Half (1/2) time staff assistant at step 50 with tuition waiver and benefits package reflective of a Graduate Assistantship 
    • Summary of Duties
      • Chair the Senate: call meetings, prepare agendas & distribute minutes
      • Chair the Budget Committee
      • Prepare yearly budget request for S&A Fee Committee
      • Allocate affiliate funding & administer evening child care program
      • Serve on at least one university committee 
      • Manage and oversee all GPSA programs and services in conjuction with Program Support Staff & Executive Board
      • Advocate on behalf of all graduate-professional students
      • Attend GPSA Senate meetings held twice a month on Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm
      • Attend GPSA Executive Board meetings held weekly
      • Time commitment: 20 hours per week 
  • Vice President of Legislative Affairs
    • Term: May 16, 2017 - May 15, 2018
    • Stipend: Half (1/2) time staff assistant at step 50 with tuition waiver and benefits package reflective of a Graduate Assistantship
    • Summary of Duties
      • Chair the Legislative Affairs Committee: call meetings & prepare agendas
      • Advocate on behalf of all graduate-professional students at WSU
      • Represent GPSA to the National Association of Graduate Professional Students, the Washington Student Association, and any other pertinent state/national legislative bodies
      • Developing a comprehensive legislative agenda
      • Coordinate involvement & prepare materials for national and state graduate-professional student advocacy events & capitol visits
      • Update Executive Board and Senate on national graduate and professional student issues
      • Attend GPSA Senate meetings held twice a month on Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm
      • Attend GPSA Executive Board meetings held weekly
      • Time commitment: 20 hours per week 

 

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