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.
GPSC is around the corner!
The Graduate and Professional Student Conference is a free opportunity for graduate and professional students to highlight their work while practicing their presentation skills. Students will get the chance to participate in competitions through oral, poster and exhibitions for the chance to win cash prizes. We would like to remind you that this conference is not stricktly about research, this conference is open to all graduate and professional students to present their research, proposals, case studies, or exhibitions. If you do not see a section that fits with your work please email email@example.com, we can and will create a space for you to present!
8th Annual Graduate and Professional Student Conference
Register and submit your abstract here!
Submit your abstract by Monday, March 22nd. All presentations and participation will be held virtually on Friday, April 9th for the 8th annual Graduate and Professional Student Conference. All pre-recorded presentations, materials, and resources will be available on Canvas for participants and judges to access. Each participant will be placed into sections to meet judges and other participants via WebEx to answer questions about their presentation topic. On the day of the conference, registered participants have the opportunity to attend a professional development workshop, receive a free boxed lunch, and a professional headshot for your online profiles. Our keynote speaker will provide a talk on Thrusday, April 8th at 7pm, this talk will be open to the public and recorded for acess at a later date.
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 Officer||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.