USC’s Graduate Student Government

Joycelyn YipJoycelyn Yip

Posted: February 19, 2017, 3:33pm

  

At USC, the over-arching organization for both MS and PhD students is GSG, the Graduate Student Government. Run by an executive board of 17 and a senate of about 70, GSG aims to enhance the USC graduate and professional student experience by providing academic, social, and corporate programming, and representing the voice of the community to the administration and faculty. The senate is made up of senators elected within their own academic department or school, so for Viterbi, we typically send 6 members of the Viterbi Graduate Student Association (VGSA) to the monthly meetings. Lucky for me, I’ve been a steady GSG senator for the last three semesters!

This year, one of the most drastic changes implemented was the restructuring of the executive board. In order to better balance responsibilities, there are now going to be 24 positions arranged into three teams led by the Vice President of Administration, the Vice President of Advocacy, and the Vice President of Programming. Elections happened last month, and I’m pleased to say that I will be next year’s Vice President of Administration! I’m excited to have this opportunity to serve the USC student body with the rest of the incredible people listed above. If you’re looking to make a difference in the USC community, consider joining one of GSG’s committees! See you there!

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