As of August 1, 2022 GSA will be permitted to resume funding international travel for conferences and research. All University Travel Guidelines must be followed and students should be aware of any applicable travel warnings.
Please note that as of Monday, May 16th GSA will be on summer hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 4:00pm, closed on Friday (closed for lunch daily 1:00 – 2:00pm)
Regular business hours will resume with the start of the Fall semester on Monday, August 29th.
The GSA Election Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2022-2023 GSA Officer Elections and Referendum vote:
J Coley: 233
Jennifer Schechter: 228
Joshua Joseph: 119
Ryan Enser: 110
These elected candidates will officially take office on June 1, 2022.
That the student activity fee be MANDATORY for all graduate students: 183
That the student activity fee be VOLUNTARY for all graduate students: 120
Thank you to all of the graduate students who participated in these votes!
GSA Election Committee
Morgan Redington (EC Co-Chair)
Vaishnavi Hatrote (EC Co-Chair)
Monika Che (EC)
Andrew Brown (EC)
Fahed Ali (EC)
Congratulations to our Gas Card Giveaway winners!
- Wen-Ling Hsu (Biomedical Engineering)
- Amanda Fries (Public Health)
- Renee Rouleau (Biomedical Sciences)
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our tables and talked with us, and remember to vote in next week’s GSA referendum and officer election!
Want to be entered to win an $85 gas card? Visit us on South Campus near 1 Diefendorf on April 6th from 4-6p or on North Campus on April 7th from 1-3p in front of our office (310 Student Union) to get some swag (while available), learn about the GSA referendum and enter to win a gas gift card! Following us on Instagram and liking this post gets you an additional entry in the drawing!
The GSEU would like to gather graduate student input on the University’s recent decision to remove the mask mandate. Please share your thoughts by completing the survey below:
GSA will have free KN95 masks available for graduate students starting on February 28th at the UB Ticket Office (reserve online and pick up in 221 Student Union). 1 per UB ID while supplies last.
We offer edits of less than 250 words during chat hours or you can come ask any questions you may have about Editorial services. Free for all GSA fee-paying graduate students.
Chat Hours for Spring 2022:
Monday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
The GSA is currently hiring an Hourly Associate Editor to serve through the end of the current fiscal year (July 31, 2022). The full description of the position is attached. If you are interested in this posting, please email the required materials listed to the GSA Vice President, Jennifer Schechter, at email@example.com by Friday, February 18th in order to be considered. Applicants must be currently enrolled graduate students who have paid their mandatory student activity fee and must be able to serve for the full term of the position.
Call for Candidates
On April 11 – 14, 2022 the following offices will be filled through a general election of graduate students at UB:
The stipends for each of these positions is $20,000. Elected officers must be present (on campus) and available to serve in the duties of their office from June 1, 2022 until May 31, 2023.
Any student enrolled in a department that is currently represented by GSA, who is in good academic standing, and attends the February 2nd and March 2nd Board of Directors meetings shall be eligible to run for office.
*Please note that international students holding an assistantship or any other employment will be restricted by federal work regulations and may not be eligible to run for office under United States Law.*
Petition packets for candidacy are now available by email request and are due back to the Election Committee Co-Chairs by Friday, February 25, 2022 at 4:30pm. Absolutely NO late submissions will be accepted.
All prospective candidates must attend a mandatory meeting with members of the Election Committee where the Election Rules and Regulations will be handed out and reviewed. Meetings will be arranged between prospective candidates and the Election Committee to occur between Thursday, March 3, 2022 and Thursday, March 10, 2022.
Please contact the Election Committee Co-Chairs, Morgan Redington (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Vaishnavi Hatrote (email@example.com) to inquire about the details of the application procedure and formalities.