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.
Take a look here and see if your department is being represented.
Please see our Executive Solidarity Statement regarding the Black Lives Matter movement.
The June 2020 Board of Regents meeting occured on June 4th. Please see GPSS's statement to the Board.
Please see the new University Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming, which GPSS has a representative on.
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
|James Klimavicz||Vice President|
|Ozlem Karakaya||Senate Information Officer|
|Marcus Jansen||Senate Engagement Officer|
|Abigail Kropf||Conference Officer|
Executive members can be found during their office hours in Memorial Union, West Student Offices, Space F.