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GPSA Activities

Bagels & Coffee — Midsemester

Refreshments offered in the Graduate Student Commons (LLB 2141) during the week of, October 24 – 27, 2016 from 12 – 4 p.m. until supply is exhausted. Please post this flyer in your area.

2nd Annual Diversity, Research and Mentorship Reception

This October 6, 2016 in the Student Union Ballroom C, the GPSA (Graduate & Professional Student Association), BGSA (Black Graduate Student Association), Graduate College and the Office of Diversity Initiatives will host the Diversity Research and Mentorship Reception. This event encourages students to:

  • Learn about faculty of color research interests, publications, & courses taught.
  • Discuss research and mentor opportunities among faculty and students.
  • Learn about an opportunity to serve on the BGSA (Black Graduate Student Association) Officer Board.

Students can also present their research at this event. Call for posters presentations: This event offers students an opportunity to share their research while connecting with faculty, staff and students of diverse backgrounds and similar research interests in order to discuss and encourage mentorship opportunities. As the most diverse university in the country, it is essential that UNLV utilizes the diverse resources, backgrounds, interests and networks to enhance our campus community. We invite you to join us in an invigorating discussion about diversity on campus and how to embrace diversity to advance future academic and professional goals. Present you research poster to diverse faculty, staff, and students at the October 6, 2016 event. Register here.

Cheer for the Rebels with GPSA

Join with the GPSA as we cheer the Rebel Football team on to victory! Meet in the grass area by the west Ticket office at the Sam Boyd Stadium for the Rebel Football v. Wyoming – Saturday, November 12 th . Game starts at 12:30pm. Meet with the GPSA student group at 12:10pm. Student tickets are available the week of the game starting online at on Sunday at 10a.m. or in person at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office at 10a.m. on Monday morning prior to the game. The RTC has two separate bus routes that offer convenient and fast service to Sam Boyd Stadium on game days! For information on Transit Fares and Passes through RTC go here. Contact GPSA President Meghan Pierce if you need directions 702-595-5095. Please post this flyer in your area – GO REBELS!!

Community Service Committee

The GPSA Community Service Committee has participated in events for the UNLV Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, Red Rock Clean-Up, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and the AFAN Annual AIDS walk. Check this page for upcoming community service events.

GPSA Recognized Organizations

The GPSA recognizes organized groups of currently enrolled UNLV graduate & professional students that have a commitment to academics, diversity, leadership development, service and/or student involvement. The GPSA does not provide funding for student organizations or for individual events and/or activities. However your group may be eligible for funding offered through the Office of Civic Engagement and Diversity. Please see information below for funding opportunities.

Becoming a GPSA Recognized Student Organization

Student organizations must have a total voting membership of at least 50 percent graduate or professional students with at least five (5) active members.

In order to become a GPSA recognized organization you must submit your organization’s proposed Constitution and Bylaws to the GPSA. The documents will be reviewed by the GPSA Executive Board. You must then complete the steps listed below to register you new or re-register your existing student organization. From there the student organization will be placed on the GPSA Council agenda for approval

To register or renew your student organization, follow these steps:

Membership Requirements

  • At least 5 UNLV active student members
  • President (or equivalent UNLV student member) name, Rebelmail, phone number
  • Vice President (or equivalent UNLV student member) name, and Rebelmail
  • Treasurer or financial officer (must be a UNLV student different from President)
  • Faculty/staff advisor name, email, phone number, UNLV title (must be full time faculty or staff)

Steps to Re-Register your Student Organization Online

Step 1: Update your Online Profile

  • Visit the Involvement Center accessible through MyUNLV.
  • Select Organization. Search for your organization.
  • Select the, "Register this Organization" button located below your organizations’ name.
  • Complete the online registration and press submit.

Step 2: Complete the Online Training
The online training is a new requirement for Registered Student Organizations (RSO) in order to get registered. This training must be complete in order for your organization to be considered active.

Step 3: Communicate with your Advisor
Once you have completed your online registration, your full-time faculty or staff advisor will be notified to complete their portion of registration: 1) the Advisor Agreement; 2) the Volunteer Advisor Form; 3) a brief online video training. Your advisor must complete these 3 steps in order to activate your organization.

Step 4: Attend the RSO Annual meeting
Meeting dates are listed on the Student Involvement Center portal or contact the Office of Civic Engagement and Diversity for information about upcoming meeting dates, 702-895-5631 or email [email protected].

Steps to Register your New Student Organization Online

Step 1: Register your new organization

  • Visit the Involvement Center accessible through MyUNLV.
  • Select Organization.
  • Once on the Organizations page, scroll down the left-hand side and click "Register a New Organization"
  • Complete the online registration and press submit.
  • Follow Steps 2 – 4 listed above.

Services Rendered to GPSA-Recognized Student Organizations

  • Listing on GPSA website with hyperlink to your student organization's website.
  • Posting of organization's meeting dates and events in the Graduate Student Commons, LLB 2141, and the quarterly GPSA newsletter (if requested).
  • Usage of SORCE room located on the 3rd floor in the Student Union, i.e. access to phone banks, computer lab, materials and other resources.
  • An on-line portal for your organization to aid in recruitment, marketing and organization management.
  • Promotion on the Get Involved website and additional marketing options.
  • Access to materials and resources in the Student Organization Resource Center (SORCE).
  • A mailbox in the Student Organization Resource Center (SORCE).
  • The opportunity to schedule events and eligibility for reduced setup fees in Student Affairs facilities and green space on campus. Organization administrator must update Scheduling Liaisons (people designated for the organization to make marketing and space reservation requests on campus) whenever needed. This form is located in the organization portal under Tools; Forms.
  • Free registration for student organization information fairs.

Student Organization Funding Opportunity

The GPSA does not provide funding to GPSA recognized student organizations or for individual events and/or activities. However some funding is available through the Student Funding Board. The Student Funding Board exists to provide funding, allocated through the Office of Civic Engagement and Diversity, to Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) to develop or improve programs and initiatives for the betterment of the UNLV community and the student experience.

To find out if your organization qualifies for funding, log into MyUNLV and visit the Involvement Center. Click the "Campus Links" tab at the top of the page and select: "Student Funding Board Proposal".