The Graduate Student Association (GSA) sponsors a variety of
social and cultural activities for graduate students and represents
their interests to the university through its legislative body. The GSA
provides free legal advice to students and it sponsors academic
programs, films, mixers, trips to New York, and community action
Every graduate student, full time or part time, in
any of the 10 New Brunswick graduate and professional schools
automatically becomes a member of the GSA. A president, vice president,
treasurer, and secretary are elected at large. The GSA's main
legislative body is its council, which meets once a month. Every
graduate program and department may elect one representative for every
40 students enrolled; schools not organized into departments elect
their representatives at large, one for every 40 students enrolled.
(Departments with less than 40 students also are allowed one elected
representative.) If you are interested in being a department
representative, check with your departmental organization or the GSA
office. The GSA offices are located in the Graduate Student Lounge
(GSL) in the Rutgers Student Center on College Avenue in New Brunswick
and may be contacted at 732-932-7995 (GSA) or 7994 (GSL).
Graduate student lounges, located in the Rutgers Student Center and
Douglass College Center, are primarily for the use of graduate
students and for the functions sponsored by and for graduate students.
These provide a comfortable atmosphere for socializing, lounging, and