GSG is currently holding nominations for Program/Departmental Representatives, as well as the positions of: President, Vice President for Legislative affairs, and Vice President for Financial Affairs, of the Graduate Student Government. Some of these opportunities come in the form of graduate assistantships with associated benefits.

Click here for more information on each of these positions and a link to nominations.


Graduate Student Government (GSG) advocates on important issues affecting UMD grad students. We continue to work daily to advocate for, build community, and represent our community’s interests. 


During COVID-19, we have added to our usual efforts to help our community’s most critical needs. To name just a few, we have worked to advocate in favor of the prorated student fee refund, created a “one-stop” FAQ for graduate concerns, and voted in favor of policy changes to ensure the ability for virtual defenses and better advising in this new normal. We are also nearing the completion of a formalized, cross-departmental international student services group. See more of what we have worked on here.  


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Have a great day,

Graduate Student Government

By Grads, For Grads

Candidate Eligibility Requirements

  1. ​Only currently enrolled graduate students may run for office in the GSG.

  2. Graduate students may not run for or hold more than one GSG office concurrently.

  3. Graduate students must not be expecting to graduate prior to the end of their term, as defined by the elections committee or bylaws.


​Representatives are elected from active graduate programs/departments. These individuals represent their departments as members of graduate student government.


This is a full, 20-hour per week, Graduate Assistant Position to be awarded on a 12-month basis. The terms of the assistantship shall begin July 1 and run concurrently with the terms of office and the fiscal year.

Nominees should record a video campaign statement and submit it to by June 7th, 2020

Vice President for Legislative Affairs (VPLA)

This is a half graduate, 10-hour, assistantship to be awarded on a 9.5 month basis. The term of this assistantship shall begin in Pay Period 4 and run through the last day of Pay Period 25, as defined by the University’s Human Resources Department.

Vice President for Financial Affairs (VPFA)

This is a half, 10-hour, graduate assistantship to be awarded on a twelve month basis. The term of the assistantship shall begin July 1 and run concurrently with the terms of office and the fiscal year.

GSG Elections Opportunities for 2020
List of Positions Available

Graduate Student Government 

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"by grads for grads"

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