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.
Each department is permitted to have at least one GPSS representative; one senator is allotted for every 100 graduated students in a department, up to four maximum.
Look here to see if your department is being represented!
Please see our Executive Solidarity Statement regarding the Black Lives Matter movement.
Please see Iowa State University's land acknowledgement statement of Ioway Nation territory, here.
Please join us for GPSS Winter Wellness Weeks! We will be publishing the modules as the weeks go on, and we hope that you will follow along with us. The hope this that we can all take a little bit of time each week to learn something new and to prioritize our mental health and wellbeing.
Add the course via Canvas: https://canvas.iastate.
The GPSS is actively monitoring the current COVID-19 outbreak and its effects on Iowa State University and the Ames community. The latest university news can be found here, and the City of Ames has relevant updates here. If you have any questions or want to provide feedback, please feel free to reach out to your GPSS Senator, the GPSS Wellness Committee, or the GPSS Executive Council.
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.
Executive Members' Office Hours - Fall 2020
|President||Eleanor "Ellie" Field||she/her/hers||NA||NA|
|Vice President||Carrie Ann Johnson||she/her/hers||NA||NA|
|Treasurer||Charles "Chuck" Wongus||they/them/theirs||NA||NA|
|Senate Information Officer||Kate Alucard||she/her/hers||NA||NA|
|Senate Engagement Officer||Chelsea Iennarella-Servantez||she/her/hers||NA||NA|
|Conference Officer||Abigail Kropf||she/her/hers||NA||NA|
|Wellness Chair||Madelyne Losby||she/her/hers||NA||NA|
Executive members can be found during their office hours in Memorial Union, West Student Offices, Space F.
DUE TO COVID19, THE MEMORIAL UNION IS NOT REQUIRING OFFICE HOURS FOR SAFETY; PLEASE REACH OUT TO EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AS NEEDED VIA EMAIL. YOU SHOULD RECEIVE A RESPONSE WITHIN 48 HOURS.