Graduate Student Senate


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The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth encourages and endorses the active engagement of students in shared governance. The principles of shared governance require that all constituencies are able to deliberate and express opinions on matters related to their programs and activities, and have the opportunity to recommend appropriate actions to the Chancellor.

The complex nature of today’s University requires that students have a meaningful voice in shaping the activities and programs that affect them directly. Working collaboratively with the Office of Graduate Studies and the Division of Student Affairs, and more broadly with the University administration and faculty, the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) works to address the goals, interests, concerns, and professional development of graduate students at UMass Dartmouth.

The purpose of the GSS is to:

  • Serve as a resource and advocate for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth graduate students;
  • Represent the interests, concerns, and professional development of the graduate student population of the University;
  • Facilitate community and communication among graduate students in different Colleges, Schools, and Departments;
  • Identify and address current and emerging needs of graduate students

Email us at GSS@umassd.edu

Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/UMassDartmouthGSS

GSS is also on Twitter and Instagram

Visit our official university website:
www.umassd.edu/studentaffairs/governance/graduatestudentsenate/