The GSG offers a number of opportunities for student advocacy and programming through the use of committees. Each committee is unique and specific to attaining student advocacy goals. Please take a look at our list of committees and if you are interesting in joining, please contact the designated chairperson, designated Vice President, or GSG President Sindhuja Sunder (email@example.com).
Internal Affairs Committees
Erin Hein | Vice President for Internal Affairs | firstname.lastname@example.org
Plan, organize and runs the major GSG Fall and Spring events, such as the Graduate Student Gala and Graduate Research Forum.
Chairperson: Priyanka Mondal | email@example.com
Develops event advertisements and organizational branding operates the website, manages the Facebook and Twitter pages, and photographs events.
Chairperson: Erin Hein | firstname.lastname@example.org
Provides graduate students with a sense of community through organizing social events where networking and socializing among all graduate students from across campus is possible.
Chairperson: Sami Dabbagh | email@example.com
Reviews Graduate Student Organization requests for base budget and event supplemental funding.
Chairpeople: Lauren Mosesso and Olivia George | firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Student Affairs Committees
Charles Scarborough | Vice President for Student Affairs | firstname.lastname@example.org
Works to make sure that the needs and concerns of all groups on campus are being met by the policies and programs of the University and advocates for diversity in demography and in ideas across the University.
Chairpeople: Ariana Cerreta and Nefetaria Yates | email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Focuses on the well-being of every individual UD graduate student, and is committed to improving the quality of their living and learning experience on this campus.
Chairperson: Ken Beidler | email@example.com
Advocates for mental health awareness among grad students and implements the pilot EmPOWER program university-wide.
Chairpeople: Peyton Delgorio and Maxwell Schmid | firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Samantha Bingaman | Parliamentarian | firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsible for all matters concerning the internal structure, and policies and procedures of the Senate.
Chairperson: Samantha Bingaman | email@example.com
Blake Abraham | Vice President of Membership | firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsible for preparing election rules and coordinating annual Officer and Senator elections.
Chairperson: Blake Abraham | email@example.com
External Committees – Faculty Senate
The following external committees are not GSG committees; instead, they are committees of the Faculty Senate on which graduate student representation is required.
The University Faculty Senate acts for the entire faculty in coordinating faculty governance at the University of Delaware and in exercising the faculty responsibility for the education and care of students.
GSG Representative: Michael Bush | firstname.lastname@example.org & Blake Abraham | email@example.com
This committee shall have the sole purpose of serving at Step 4 of the Student Grievance Procedure in reviewing cases appealed to it, determining whether or not a hearing is appropriate, conducting such hearings, and rendering a decision.
GSG Representative: Jordan Berger | firstname.lastname@example.org & Annie Guan | email@example.com
Coordinating Committee on Education
This committee shall be a continuing center for overviewing the broad educational affairs of the University; for providing a large context for the examination and preparation of educational proposals; and for providing liaison and coordination among the following enumerated educational committees.
GSG Representative: Will Maguire | firstname.lastname@example.org
Cultural Activities and Public Events
It should be the objective of the Cultural Activities and Public Events Committee to foster, encourage and coordinate throughout the University programs of local, national, and world significance that illuminate, explain, articulate, or are a creative part of the cultures of mankind.
GSG Representative: Priyanka Mondal | email@example.com
Diversity and Inclusion
This Committee shall review all University policies and practices pertaining to diversity and affirmative action in the recruiting and retaining of students, staff and faculty.
GSG Representatives: Diane Codding | firstname.lastname@example.org & Nefetaria Yates | email@example.com
General Education Committee
This committee shall recommend academic policies and standards for the General Education Program.
GSG Representative: Samantha Bingaman | firstname.lastname@example.org
This committee shall review and consider matters relating to graduate education, and shall receive and may stimulate and originate proposals for its development.
GSG Representatives: Blake Abraham | email@example.com & Zachary Gursky | firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructional, Computing, and Research Support
This committee will advise the Senate on policies, practices and needs for educational resource facilities and computer facilities.
GSG Representative: Denise Barth | email@example.com
The Committee on International Studies shall coordinate, facilitate, stimulate, and encourage international study.
GSG Representatives: Seda Oz | firstname.lastname@example.org & Jiwon Nam | email@example.com
This committee shall serve as a focus for advising the Director and the faculty or its Senate as to policies and practices regarding the University libraries.
GSG Representatives: Kery Lawson | firstname.lastname@example.org & Bryant Cordova | email@example.com
This committee shall formulate rules and regulations bearing upon the care, control, and government of students, and except where otherwise delegated, upon student extra-course activities.
GSG Representative: Gunner Taylor | firstname.lastname@example.org
Student and Faculty Honors
This committee shall recommend the policies governing the granting of student honors, and shall administer such policies as are adopted by the faculty or its Senate, and approved by the Board of Trustees. It may also recommend to the President nominees for faculty honors and for graduate student honors.
GSG Representative: Sindhuja Sunder | email@example.com
External Committees – Other
The following external committees are neither GSG nor Faculty Senate committees; instead, they are committees of other organizations that have graduate student representation.
College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Senate
The Faculty Senate of the College of Arts and Sciences is a democratic forum responsible for the creation and review of policies concerning curriculum, promotion and tenure, and student academic issues.
GSG Representative: Erin Hein | firstname.lastname@example.org
Library Student Advisory Committee
This committee assists the University Libraries with needs and services for the students.
2 GSG Representative positions are open. Contact the GSG President if you are interested.
Parking and Transportation Advisory Committee
This committee helps to craft future parking and transportation policies.
1 GSG Representative position is open. Contact the GSG President if you are interested.