As a student government organization, GSA's mission is to represent the interests of all graduate students in university affairs. GSA maintains relationships with graduate students, our university administrators and officials. This close contact gives graduate students a voice at our university. In addition, GSA's membership in the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students (NAGPS) gives it a national voice.
All NJIT graduate students are already members of GSA! Portions of the graduate fees you pay with tuition allow you full access to all the benefits that the GSA provides. Student representatives from all graduate programs are the critical element in ensuring student representation. Representatives are made available to their respective constituencies with regular department wide feedback sessions. Feedback sessions allow all students to express their opinions, comments and difficulties to their representative. Representatives then work with department administration to resolve any issues. This structure coordinates students a powerful voice in their departments and on campus. Representatives are also available with weekly office hours to provide any assistance necessary to their fellow graduate students.
GSA also provides travel awards for students representing NJIT at professional conferences and seminars. In addition, the GSA hosts many social and educational functions. These events aim to improve and ease the life of graduate students both on and off campus. We aim to maintain the quality of NJIT's graduate programs by dealing with the concerns raised by the representatives. The GSA has close working relationships with university leaders including Directors, Deans, and the President. These important relationships are a valuable resource for graduate students. They keep our school officials aware of the concerns of their most important clientele - the students! Use your GSA as a valuable resource to improve your graduate student life. Raise your concerns through your representatives, attend educational colloquia and attend the many relaxing social events occurring throughout the semester.