Graduate and Professional Student Senate
The Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) is an elected governing body through which graduate and professional students express their concern for the welfare of graduate and professional students at Iowa State University, develop and disseminate ideas for the improvement of graduate and professional education, and contribute to the formation of relevant University policies. Founded in 1970, it is the recognized independent representative body of graduate students at ISU; it is charged with representing the graduate and professional students' perspective on campus issues and serving as a liaison between graduate/professional students, the university administration, and the Board of Regents.
As of April 2021, there is a NEW SENATOR NOMINATION FORM that can be filled out by the nominated senator OR the department contact/DOGE. Questions/concerns about this new form can be directed to the Senate Information Officer at gpssSIO@iastate.edu.
*Please note that new officer terms begin on August 1st, and the website will be updated accordingly. Until that point, all current officers are still acting in their roles and the elected officers are shadowing.
Get in touch!
|President||Eleanor "Ellie" Fieldfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vice President||Carrie Ann Johnsonemail@example.com|
|Treasurer||Zakayo "Zak" Kazibwefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Senate Information Officer||Kate Alucardemail@example.com|
|Senate Engagement Officer||Chelsea Iennarella-Servantezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Conference Officer||Abigail Kropfemail@example.com|
|Wellness Officer||Madelyne Losbyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
GPSS works closely with Student Government, meet our GPSS Senators-at-Large
*Check COVID-19 updates, resources, and statistics for campus here.
*Commencement will be in-person, check this page for updates.
*The adjusted academic calendar for 2021-2022 was recently released, see more here.
Mental and Physical Wellness
The Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization have some helpful tips on managing stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Iowa State University Thielen Student Health Center also has a page providing helpful COVID-19 information for students. This BBC article also has some tips for mental wellbeing during this time.