GSA Winter Break Schedule and Paperwork Deadline

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

COAL Programing Grants Now Available!

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 gsa-feedback@buffalo.edu) 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.

GSA Fall Office Hours

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 gsa-feedback@buffalo.edu 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.

GSA Summer Hours

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.

GSA Officer Election and Referendum Results

The GSA Election Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2022-2023 GSA Officer Elections and Referendum vote:

President:

J Coley: 233

(70 abstentions)

Vice President:

Jennifer Schechter: 228

(75 abstentions)

Treasurer:

Joshua Joseph: 119

Ryan Enser: 110

(74 abstentions)

These elected candidates will officially take office on June 1, 2022.

Referendum:

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!

Sincerely,

GSA Election Committee

Morgan Redington (EC Co-Chair)

Vaishnavi Hatrote (EC Co-Chair)

Monika Che  (EC)

Andrew Brown (EC)

Fahed Ali (EC)

GSA Gas Card Giveaway Winners

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!

GSA Gas Card Giveaway

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!