The primary mission of the Graduate Student Government (GSG) is to ensure that the interests of all graduate students are recognized and represented. The GSG has an executive board that includes a president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, senator, and one voting representative from each of the graduate programs. The GSG works to ensure that funds from student fees are distributed to participating programs in a way that encourages quality activities and helps to enhance the campus environment for all students. In addition, the GSG sponsors an annual reception for the graduate school after graduation. At this event, it distributes awards for excellence in academics, teaching, and research. For further information on the GSG, contact the graduate dean`s office.