Welcome to the website of the University of New Hampshire’s Graduate Student Senate!
The Graduate Student Senate (GSS) is the official voice of UNH's graduate student body. We work hard to advocate for graduate students, representing their interests across UNH and the university system. We also work to engage the state legislature and foster a sense of community and social engagement among graduate students on campus.
All degree-seeking graduate students are members of the GSS and are eligible to participate in all meetings and events. The GSS meets every other Tuesday from 12:10-1:50 pm in the Memorial Union Building (MUB) on the UNH Campus in Durham.
Current News & Updates
The annual election process for the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) is right around the corner! The nomination process for all GSS Senator and Executive Officer seats began this morning and will continue until 8:00 am on Tuesday, March 8.
You can nominate anyone (including yourself) for one (1) Senator position AND one (1) Executive Officer position, so long as the nominee will be a graduate student at UNH for AY 2016-2017. Senator seats are divided up by College (COLA, COLSA, CEPS, etc.), along with one seat each for UNH-Manchester, Graduate Housing, and the Law School. Executive Officer positions are President, Vice President, Treasurer, Clerk, External Affairs Officer, and Programming Coordinator.
The benefits of serving in the GSS are many. They include getting more involved on campus, learning more about academic administration, making a positive impact for your friends and colleagues, making new grad student friends outside your department or program, and adding an extra line on your resume/CV.
Nominations can be made by emailing the following information to the GSS Governance Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org :
Position of Nomination (ex: COLSA Senator, Clerk, etc.)
New Hampshire's Presidential Primary Election Day will be held on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016! Check out this helpful link to get up to speed on the Presidential Candidates!
Want to get involved? We have Senator seats available!!
Election results are in!! If you missed the chance to run we still have the following positions open:
CHHS Senators - Two seats available
New GSS social events
First Thursday: FREE PIZZA! Thursday, January 28th, from 5:00-7:00pm at Scorpion's Bar & Grill! Come get to know your fellow graduate students!