Each year COAL releases an application for a programming grant that is a joint collaboration between COAL and Faculty Student Association (FSA) that allows any recognized student government club to apply for a programming grant to create a new program, expand a current program, or produce a publication. This is an opportunity for clubs to create a large-scale program that impacts a huge portion of the student body, and it can be a great way to express your club’s creativity. Depending on the type of grant you apply for, funding can range from $5,000 to $45,000.
An important note, if you submit a grant and receive funding, you cannot change what items you proposed that you needed and you also cannot ask for a higher amount if the amount you requested and got approved for does not satisfy the amount for which the program would have cost so be very mindful in what items you mention.
Reminder : Applications are due on October 6th by 11:59pm so please give yourselves enough time to find product costs and make meetings with the GSA President and Treasurer to discuss your ideas because they will give the final go-ahead and signature prior to submissions and the overall COAL vote in October.
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The GSA is currently hiring an Hourly Associate Editor to serve through the end of the current fiscal year (July 31, 2024). 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, Sarah MacDougall, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, August 21st 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.
Please note that as of Monday, May 15th GSA will be on summer hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 4:00pm, closed on Friday (closed for lunch daily 1:00 – 2:00pm)
Open office walk-in hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30am to 11:30am.
Regular business hours will resume with the start of the Fall semester on Monday, August 28th.
Check out some of the great events GSA has to offer this summer!
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University Communications has been working to ensure brand compliance when it comes to institutional trademarks, both in name and visual applications. We periodically monitor usage among all members of the UB community, including any initiatives of faculty, staff or students. This is to avoid any legal issues using protected trademarks unofficially, as well as limit possible confusion between student and administrative or academic programming.
We are therefore requesting all student groups to monitor their properties, including websites, social media platforms, UBLinked profile listing, merchandise, and any other platforms or visuals that reference the club’s name to confirm trademarks are being used correctly and take the appropriate actions to correct any brand infringements.
Specifically, by October 1, all student groups must verify the following and take corrective action, if necessary:
- Review/correct club name
- Read through student club naming guidance
- Do not use University at Buffalo or UBuffalo in club name
- Review/correct club mark or logo
- Read through student club guidance
- The spirit mark template is the only permissible trademark for use in club logos
- If the club does not use the template, remove any other trademarks in club logo
Check out some of the great events GSA has to offer this month! Provided by your mandatory student activity fee.
Please note that as per the announcement listed in the SG&O Bulletin dated April 11th, clubs now have to COMPLETE elections BEFORE they can re-register for university-wide recognition for the 2023-2024 academic year. The new Executive Board will be responsible for registering the club on UBLinked.
Out-going E-board, please update your club’s UBLinked roster, which will grant the new E-board permissions to re-register.
The re-registration window for GSA clubs will be open from August 15th until October 15th.
The GSA is currently hiring a Programming Coordinator to serve through the end of the next fiscal year (July 31, 2024). 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, April 28th 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.
The GSA Election Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2023-2024 GSA Officer Election vote:
Isaac Kolding: 146
Jennifer Schechter: 120
Sarah MacDougall: 248
Melanie March: 167
Joshua Joseph: 83
These elected candidates will officially take office on June 1, 2023.
Thank you to all of the graduate students who participated in the vote!
GSA Election Committee
Elizabeth Vohwinkel (EC Co-Chair)
Andrew Brown (EC Co-Chair)
Stephine Hunt (EC)
Emily Lapan (EC)
Morgan Redington (EC)