Here at Mason, we have a Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA), which is the principal body for representing and advocating for the needs of graduate and professional students
to the University. GAPSA works directly with the Office of the Provost, Board of Visitors, and Graduate Council to make important decisions impacting the lives of graduate students.
As part of their work, GAPSA created several years ago a “General Assembly” comprised of student representatives from each graduate program at Mason. The General Assembly is the first to know
of potential upcoming changes at Mason that can impact graduate students, and representatives are tasked with conveying important information to their peers in their programs, and solicitating feedback from their peers for upcoming votes. The General Assembly
covers topics ranging from graduate tuition & fees, to fellowship opportunities, to student life and events; decisions made at the General Assembly are then brought in front of the Board of Visitors and/or the Graduate Council.
Our program has been invited to
nominate one student to serve as the program representative for the 2021-2022 General Assembly. This position is incredibly important, as it allows our students to have a direct voice in University governance and decision-making, and it is excellent
leadership experience for the student rep. Being a representative is not a major time commitment; the General Assembly meets just once a month (most likely virtually), and important information will be passed along to representatives throughout the month.
If you are interested in serving as the representative, please reply back and let us know by
Friday, August 20. If you have further questions, you can contact GAPSA directly at
[log in to unmask] or visit their website at