The Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, shall assist graduate and professional students with support for their academic endeavors, advocate on their behalf, and inculcate a sense of camaraderie. Providing an environment conducive to student scholarship and research is the primary goal of the GPSA. The GPSA strives to engender a sense of community among graduate and professional students by furnishing financial support and fellowship.

The GPSA Council consists of 47 seats for representatives from each academic department and an unlimited number of non-voting seats for members-at-large (no department affiliation) during the fall and spring semesters. The Council convenes regularly, typically the first Thursday of each month. The Council is advised by the elected Executive Board, the GPSA standing and ad hoc committees, the GPSA Manager and Advisor, and a UNLV Faculty Advisor, the Graduate College Dean. During the summer, the Council is abbreviated to a Summer Sessional with at least one representative from each College or School at UNLV (as opposed to each department).

To become involved with Council activities please email gpsa@unlv.edu. To serve as your department representative, fill out the Council Representative Registration Form listed below and contact your graduate coordinator, department chair, or program director to confirm your appointment to the position. To find your current Council representative or see departmental seat vacancies visit the GPSA Council Representatives page.

Council Meetings

The Council meets on the first Thursday of each month from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm during the fall and spring semesters. If you have been selected to serve as your department’s representative, please submit the GPSA Council Representative Registration Form. If you are interested in serving as a member-at-large, please fill out the same form but select "member-at-large".

Department representatives are eligible for a $100 GPSA scholarship per semester for their service. They are also required to attend all Council meetings. If you are a department representative and unable to attend a Council meeting, you must appoint a proxy utilizing the Proxy Form prior to the scheduled meeting. Council Members-at-Large are ineligible for the scholarship.

Council Forms:

Council Agenda and Minutes

In accordance with NRS 241.020 (Nevada Open Meeting Law), meeting agendas are posted on-campus and online at least three business days prior to the scheduled meeting date.

Council Meetings

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Representatives

Department Representatives and Members-at-Large

Representative Training Materials