About

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About

The Graduate & Professional Student Association serves all currently enrolled University of Nevada, Las Vegas graduate and professional students. As membership in the GPSA is automatic, all graduate and professional students are encouraged to utilize the GPSA as a resource.

Mission Statement

The Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, shall promote and represent the interests of graduate and professional students at UNLV. The Association shall assist graduate and professional students with support for their academic endeavors. Providing an environment conducive to student scholarship and research is the primary goal of the GPSA. In addition, the GPSA strives to engender a sense of community among the graduate and professional students by furnishing financial support and fellowship. The Graduate & Professional Student Association serves all currently enrolled University of Nevada, Las Vegas graduate and professional students.

Origins

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) was founded on November 6, 1980 for the purpose of furthering and enhancing the academic goals of the graduate students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). On January 30, 2003, the name was officially changed to the Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) to reflect the inclusion of the association’s constituents enrolled in professional schools.

Associated Governance

The GPSA is governed in accordance to the GPSA Constitution  and Bylaws. GPSA Council meetings follow Robert’s Rules of Order and are run in accordance with NRS 241.020 (Nevada Open Meeting Law).

GPSA Council & Goals

The GPSA Council consists of a representative from each academic department or professional school offering either a graduate or a professional degree. Each year, the GPSA Council and Executive Board establish goals in support of the mission of the GPSA, the Graduate College, and the University. The GPSA Executive Board regularly reports to the GPSA Council on the status of the goals to reinforce commitment and progress.

Get Involved

To become involved, Please attend our monthly meetings held on the first Monday of each month in the student Union, 2nd floor, Room 208 A-C.

For more information on GPSA’s news, events, and announcements please check out our newsletter, The Luminary or contact gpsa@unlv.edu.