NOTE: The GSG Office is CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER
The Graduate Student Government is the only campus organization sponsored, staffed and run exclusively by graduate students. If you are a graduate student, you are automatically a member of the GSG, and your Student Activity Fee goes directly to the funding of this organization. We are completely independent of the university administration, and we report only to the graduate student body. We advocate for graduate students on and off campus, bringing our concerns to University officials, USM officials, the Board of Regents, and lawmakers.
Officers (2017 - 2018)
|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.
|BISI||Jurrian JH Van Haaren|
|ENCE||Paresh P Singhai|
|ENTS||Franklin Solomon Christu Doss Clement|
|ENTS||Aditya S Lad|
|JOST||Daniel Trielli Paiva da Silva|
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: