Graduate Student Government (GSG) is the official representative body for graduate students at the University of Maryland, College Park. It is comprised of the executive (Executive Committee) and legislative (Assembly) branches. We meet monthly at our General Assembly Meetings, which are open to all graduate students. GSG is funded by the Graduate Student Activities Fee.
The mission of GSG is to advocate on behalf of graduate students at the University of Maryland and in our state. GSG represents the interests of graduate students and graduate employees at the university-level, system-level, and state-level. We are committed to using our resources to provide, support, and encourage graduate student programming that serves the varied interests of our constituents. We are committed to the practice of shared governance and vow to hold university administration, the campus community, and ourselves accountable in the ongoing struggle to fulfill that promise. We are committed to fighting injustice and working to transform the structures, policies, and cultures that enable systems of oppression at this university and in our communities.
|Legislative Affairs||Adria Schwarber|
|Public Relations||Katie Brown|
|Student Affairs||Michael Goodman|
|Community Development||Jamie Welch|
|Committee Affairs||Dwayne Parker|
|Academic Affairs||Stephanie Folling|
|Financial Affairs||Devin Scott|
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.
For a list of officer descriptions, please visit the Officer Descriptions page.
Chief of Staff
Caden is a 2nd year Master's student in the School of Public Policy. GA in SORC and President of USMSC.
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.
|Duncan McElfresh||AMSC||Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation|
|Latisha Judd||ANSC||Animal Sciences|
|Casey Cavanagh||AOSC||Atmospheric and Oceanic Science|
|Emma Schrantz||ARHP||Architecture and Historic Preservation|
|Jurrian van Haaren||BISI||Biological Sciences|
|Haleigh Eppler||BISI||Biological Sciences|
|Liule Han||BMGT||Business and Management|
|Roxanne Jaffe||BPHD||Business and Management|
|Yehuda Katz||CMSC||Computer Science|
|Roozbeh Yousefzadeh||CMSC||Computer Science|
|Clark Esty||ENAE||Aerospace Enginnering|
|Paresh P Singhai||ENCE||Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|Ciara Lynton||ENEE||Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Lana Benny||ENFP||Engineering, Fire Protection|
|Roozbeh Bakhshi||ENME||Mechanical Engineering|
|Ruben Acevedo||ENME||Mechanical Engineering|
|Barret Wessel||ENST||Environmental Science and Technology|
|Franklin Solomon Christu Doss Clement||ENTS||Telecommunications|
|Aditya S Lad||ENTS||Telecommunications|
|Shy Porter||FMSC||Family Science|
|Rachel Lamb||GEOG||Geographical Sciences|
|Kainan Gao||GVPT||Government and Politics|
|MacGregor Obergfell||HESI||Higher Ed, Student Affairs, and International Ed Policy|
|Rebecca Bieber||HESP||Hearing and Speech Sciences|
|Prerak Sheth||INFM||Information Management|
|Yassaman Vafai||MCHS||Maternal and Child Health|
|Becky Patterson||MIEH||Environmental Health Sciences|
|Yasaswini Kanjula||MSBA||Business Analytics|
|Felix Bartsch||NACS||Neurosciences and Cognitive Science|
|Rishov Goswami||NFSC||Nutrition and Food Science|
|Danielle Curret||PLCY||Public Policy|
|Jesse Graves||PLCY||Public Policy|
|Harrison Adetunji||PMSE||Systems Engineering|
|Aldrich Reuel Raj Raja||PMSU||Sustainable Energy Engineering|
|Kayla Watson||SPAP||Spanish Language and Literature|
|Holly Simmons||URPD||Urban and Regional Planning and Design|
|Nat Baldino||WMST||Women's Studies|
For a full list of programs with open seats, please click here.
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: