University of New Hampshire
Graduate Student Senate
Welcome to the website of the University of New Hampshire’s Graduate Student Senate! The Graduate Student Senate is the official voice of UNH's graduate student body. We advocate for graduate students and we are looking forward to working with you.
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 12:30 - 2:00 PM in the Memorial Union Building on the UNH campus in Durham.
site last updated 30 January 2014
The GSS is CURRENTLY SEEKING graduate students to serve as Senators from the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) and to represent the Forest Park housing units. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in helping to represent one of these areas of the graduate student community.
What your Senate is doing for you...
Every year, the GSS undertakes a process to review the mandatory fees being assed to graduate students. Here you can find a summary of the proposed fees for FY15 and an explanation of what services they cover along with some motivation for proposed increases. You can also see the GSS's decision regarding each fee.
We strongly encourage you to also review the official letter that the GSS sent to the USNH Board of Trustees detailing our positions and concerns regarding the FY15 fees.
Many of the important decisions that affect graduate students at UNH are made in administrative committees. The GSS represents graduate students on a multitude of these committees including the Central Budget Committee, the Faculty Senate, the Graduate Council, the President's Commissions on Inclusive Excellence, and many more. Any graduate student can serve as a liaison to a UNH committees and we are currently seeking representatives for several committee assignments. Serving on a committee is just one way that you can help your fellow grad students and gain service experience. Please visit our service opportunities page or contact us to find out more about how you can help.
Support for higher education has become embroiled in political battles in the past few years. As the November election cycle approaches, the GSS is launching an initiative to inform our constituents of local, state, and federal candidates' stances on issues pertinent to higher education. Information on New Hampshire's new Voter ID Law, proposed bills relevant to higher education, and candidate's platforms can be found on our Voter Education page.
New GSS social events
Socials, hiking, UNH Homecoming, and more. Visit our events page or see our Google calendar below for all GSS events.
See the Google calendar below for all of our scheduled events.