Monthly Town Halls

Each Month GSG is going to work with units across campus to showcase issues that are currently affecting graduate students, if you are interested in being involved or have an idea for one of these events contact our Chief of Staff, Caden Fabbi

Past Town Halls: 

What the Fee, GSG!?

October 20th, 2016

Stamp Student Union, JUAN RAMON JIMÉNEZ, ROOM 2208
This is an opportunity for any and all Graduate Students to come and chat with GSG President, VP of Academic Affairs and other Executives about the upcoming Committee for the Review of Student Fees meeting on October 26th. We will go through the current fee proposals, take a longer look at student fees at the university and offer our insights and recommendations.


Campus Labor Town Hall

November 14th, 2016

Stamp Student Union, JUAN RAMON JIMÉNEZ, ROOM 2208

Join GSG and the Fearless Student Employees Coalition for a town hall about campus labor issues. Speak with student leaders about your experiences and find out how to get involved.


Sexual Misconduct

January 26th, 2017

Stamp Student Union, PRINCE GEORGE’S ROOM

Seven Members from the President's Sexual Assault Prevention Taskforce will be collecting input from the Graduate Student Population. Resources for Graduate Students, including trained facilitators from the Counseling Center will be there to facilitate an open Question and Answer period. If you are unable to attend you can confidentially submit information regarding sexual misconduct at the university here


Affordable Housing

February 23rd, 2017

Housing within our budget is extremely difficult to find in the College Park area. Join graduate and undergraduate students to have a larger discussion about what the Graduate Student Government, the Student Government Association and the City of College Park can do better to serve our community. Confirmed panelists include Eric Olson (Executive Director of City-University Partnership) and David Falk (Professor in School of Public Policy). More details to come. All are welcome, and this event is open to the entire College Park Community. The event will be in Charles Carroll A of the Stamp.


Science Advocacy Day

April 20th, 2017

Join students, staff, and faculty in the Nyumburu Cultural Center Multipurpose Room to share strategies for advocating for science in Higher Education.

Advocacy Materials:

Schedule Overview (detailed schedule to come):
9:00 am - 11:00 am Light breakfast 
11:20 am - 11:40 am (approx) Senator Rosapepe 
(Short break to get lunch -- provided)
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Ross Salawitch
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Adam Ortiz
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Mark Stewart 
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Steve Beavers
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Maya Spaur
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Andy Fellows 

What is Advocacy? 
Advocacy seeks to ensure that people, particularly those who are most vulnerable in society, are able to:
1. Have their voice heard on issues that are important to them.
2. Defend and safeguard their rights.
3. Have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives.

Why attend this event?
Advocacy is a process of supporting and enabling people to:
1. Express their views and concerns.
2. Access information and services.
3. Defend and promote their rights and responsibilities.
4. Explore choices and options

Through this event, we hope to provide you with the necessary tools to easily advocate for science education, thought, and funding at all levels of government! We will provide you with on-campus and community resources to get involved, and virtual resources so you can advocate for your funding and education!


Town Hall (on Racial Justice) 

June 1st, 2017

The ProtectUMD coalition, AJ Pruitt (SGA President), and Stephanie Cork (GSG President) are co-hosting this event to listen to our student communities and work together for collective action towards racial justice on our campus. This town hall was coordinated in the wake of the tragic murder of Lt. Richard Collins III.

Live Stream:

WUSA9 Coverage:

@GSGUMD Live tweeted