Please note that the GSA will be closing for Winter Break from Tuesday, December 13th until Monday, January 2nd. Because of this, all paperwork for payments that your club wishes to be processed before this shut down will be due by Wednesday, December 7th. Any payment documentation submitted after this date will not be processed until after we re-open, which means that checks will not be cut until mid to late January.
GSA Winter Break Schedule:
GSA open through Monday, December 12th
GSA closed Tuesday, December 13th until Tuesday, January 3rd
GSA closed Monday, January 2nd for New Year’s Day observance (University Closed)
GSA on Summer Hours Tuesday, January 3rd – Friday, January 27th
- Open Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 4:00pm, closed on Fridays
GSA closed Monday, January 16th for MLK Jr. Day observance (University Closed)
Regular Business Hours resume Monday, January 30th with the start of the Spring semester
As of November 28, 2022, GSA will begin accepting submissions from our recognized student organizations for the COAL Programming Grant.
For context, COAL consists of the presidents of the seven UB student governments led by an elected chair who work on addressing UB-wide issues. Recently, COAL received the interest proceeds for last year’s stock investments. COAL now has ~$450,000 that they can award to student organizations as grants to launch new programs, expand existing programs, or produce publications. Due to market fluctuations, past awards have been maxed at $1,000/grant or not been offered at all, so please take advantage of the current surplus.
If your student organization is interested in applying for a grant, please see the guidelines and application form. All applications are due to GSA (via firstname.lastname@example.org) on Friday, January 6, 2023 at 11:59pm (no exceptions can be made). Award decision notifications will be supplied by the end of January 2023 and any awarded grant money needs to be spent by May 15, 2023.
Please widely discuss this grant opportunity amongst your membership and with other organizations. The more students that will be impacted, the more likely COAL will be to award a grant.
Please note that GSA will be closed from Wednesday, November 23rd to Friday, November 25th for Fall Recess.
GSA Staff are working partly remotely. Starting on September 7th we will have open walk-in hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to 11:30am. All other in-person meetings will be done by appointment only. Please email email@example.com in order to set up an appointment or a Zoom meeting with staff. You may also call 645-2960 and if staff are available they will be able to assist you over the phone.
Please note that our regular business hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, but the office does close for lunch daily from 1:00 to 2:00pm.
Please note that GSA will be closed on Monday, September 5th for Labor Day observance.
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!