The Graduate Student Government (GSG) is the official representative body for graduate students at the University of Maryland, College Park and is charged with securing and protecting the welfare, rights, and interests of all graduate students at this institution. GSG formulates policies promoting and governing the activities and welfare of graduate students, and advises the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and Provost, the Graduate Council, the University Senate, the President of the University, the Maryland General Assembly, and any other relevant agency or organization on the graduate student viewpoint concerning all matters affecting graduate students.
(Constitution of the Graduate Student Government, Preamble and Article 1)
GSG is responsible for the allocation of the Student Activity Fee paid by graduate students and represents graduate student interests for all other Mandatory Fees.
GSG has monthly General Assembly Meetings, which are open to all graduate students.
All executive positions are open for nominations during the general election in the spring. Each VP is expected to work approximately five hours per week for the GSG. For this work, they receive an honoraria of $1,334 per semester. Attendance of the Assembly is mandatory for all executives. If three Assembly meetings are missed, they are automatically cited with a Charge Of Neglect and the Assembly votes on impeachment.
Diversity & Inclusion
For a list of officer descriptions, please visit the Officer Descriptions page.
Director of Operations - Morgan Wiggan
Chief of Staff - Jane Lyons
Every fee-paying graduate student at the University of Maryland is a member of Graduate Student Government. A smaller number of students, called Program Representatives, convene monthly as an Assembly to discuss issues which require collective action. Anyone can attend these open meetings, but only the Representatives can vote on the resolutions and amendments presented. We follow parliamentary procedure in the Assembly to ensure democratic and reasonably efficient operations.
To learn more about the responsibilities and duties of a Program Representative, please visit our Representative Responsibilities page.
|Bilal Ali||ARCH - Community Planning|
|Laura Abbasi-Lemon||ARHU - Women's Studies|
|Sai Prabhath Kollimaria||BMAN|
|Alexander "Alec" Dennis||BPHD|
|Valerie Hall||BSOS - ANTH|
|Simon Sheaff||BSOS - GVPT|
|Jane Lyons||Chief of Staff|
|Ellen Buckley||CMNS - AOSC|
|Teal Dillion||CMNS - Astronomy|
|Tahseen Rabbani||CMNS - Math|
|Matthew Dellatorre||CMNS - Math|
|Neill Warrington||CMNS - Physics|
|Morgan Wiggan||Director of Operations|
|Lauren Healy||EDUC - Student Affairs|
|Hilary Dimig||ENGR - Bioengineering|
|Deviprasath Naidu||ENGR - ENTS|
|Sujitha Rajan||ENGR - ENTS|
|Sai Nishant Laxman||ENGR - ENTS|
|Qiang Bai||ENGR - MSE|
|Shivang Patel||ENGR - OAEE|
|Himanshu Singhal||ENGR - OAEE|
|Aditi "Addie" Dubey||ENTM|
|Vaishnavi K. S. Vel||INFM|
INFO - College of Information Studies
INFO - Information Management
|Teresa Lewandowski||INFO - MLIS|
The governing documents of the GSG are the Constitution and the Bylaws. Changes to the constitution require a referendum that goes out to the graduate student population in which at least 500 students vote. Bylaws, on the other hand, can be changed by a two-thirds majority in the GSG Assembly. Click on the following links to download the documents: