Committees function as the workhorse for the GSA. Much of what GSA does is through these committees. As a graduate student, you may be a member of any GSA committee without being an elected Council Representative. This provides the opportunity to become involved with GSA at a smaller level than what is required of a Representative. For more information please contact the Internal Vice President.
Awards Week Committee
This committee helps in the awards week but is not involved in the evaluation of the application. The tasks involve helping awards committee with the general arrangements needed for the appreciation week, including recruiting faculty members to serve as judges.
Actively seeks new ways to improve the information exchange between GSA and university bodies. Maintains the GSA web site. Oversees and coordinates the GSA elections process each spring, and proposes any necessary reappointment plans to the council.
Household Items Committee
Administers the Household Items program that collects used furniture and household items to be redistributed to graduate students. Email committee for donation pickup or storage visit.
Reviews and amends the Constitution and Bylaws when needed. This committee is chaired by Internal Vice President of GSA. GSA policies are also reviewed by this committee.
Politics and Policy Committee
Develops comprehensive plans regarding legislature, especially in voting years. Deals with internal policy/political issues that affect graduate students (e.g. GA stipends, rights & responsibilities)
Coordinates events, including the Pub n Sub, Wine & Cheese Social, and Career Development workshops. They also help with the Awards Ceremony in April.
This committee seeks to give back to the university and greater Reno community in a variety of ways. Tasked with the coordination and implementation of a day of service, in addition to other service opportunities throughout the school year such as clothing drives.