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 Samantha Bingaman (


Internal Affairs Committees

Lauren Mosesso   |   Vice President for Internal Affairs   |

Plan, organize and runs the major GSG Fall and Spring events, such as the Graduate Student Gala and Graduate Research Forum.
Chairperson: Priyanka Mondal & Brittany Shimanski  | &

Develops event advertisements and organizational branding operates the website, manages the Facebook and Twitter pages, and photographs events.
Chairperson: Michael Caserta |

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: Mary Kramer |

Operations (ad-hoc)
Reviews Graduate Student Organization requests for base budget and event supplemental funding.
Chairpeople: Michael Caserta & Abhishek Ayer | &

Student Affairs Committees

Akshay Bhosale  |   Vice President for Student Affairs  |

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.
Chairperson: Yuechen Shi | 

The mission of the Graduate Student Government‚Äôs Diversity committee is to ensure that all members of the community at the University of Delaware–with a special emphasis on graduate students–are holistically respected and supported, concerning race, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical abilities/features or religious beliefs. To achieve this goal, we aim to create and support structural activities that promote greater awareness of issues regarding diversity, as well as spaces where students from diverse identities can meet one another and build community.

Student Life
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: Ioannis Chremos |

Actively creates sustainability-related (environmental, economic, social) initiatives at UD, and fosters a strong network between internal and external stakeholders to enhance sustainability efforts.
Chairpeople: Thomas Benson |

Mental Health
Advocates for mental health awareness among grad students and implements the pilot EmPOWER program university-wide.
Chairpeople: Peyton Delgorio & Maxwell Hope | &

Senate Committees

Kimberly Wodzanowski  |   Parliamentarian   |

Responsible for all matters concerning the internal structure, and policies and procedures of the Senate.
Chairperson: Kimberly Wodzanowski |

Blake Abraham   |   Vice President of Membership   |

Responsible for preparing election rules and coordinating annual Officer and Senator elections.
Chairperson: Blake Abraham |


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.

Faculty Senate
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: Samantha Bingaman & Jared Sharpe | &

Academic Appeals
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: Safiyah Mansoori |

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:  This position is vacant (if you are interested contact Samantha Bingaman |

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: This position is vacant (if you are interested contact Samantha Bingaman |

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 |

General Education Committee
This committee shall recommend academic policies and standards for the General Education Program.
GSG Representative: Kathleen Lyons |

Graduate Studies
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: Caroline Williams |

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: Macarena Ramos  |

International Studies
The Committee on International Studies shall coordinate, facilitate, stimulate, and encourage international study.
GSG Representatives: This position is vacant (if you are interested contact Samantha Bingaman |

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 & William Vincett | &

Student Life
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 |

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: This position is vacant (if you are interested contact Samantha Bingaman |

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: Gunner Taylor |

Library Student Advisory Committee
This committee assists the University Libraries with needs and services for the students.
GSG Representative: Bill Repetto |

Parking and Transportation Advisory Committee
This committee helps to craft future parking and transportation policies.
GSG Representative: Bill Repetto |

Food Services Advisory Board
GSG Representative: Thomas Benson|

Student Centers Advisory Council
GSG Representative: This position is vacant (if you are interested contact Samantha Bingaman |

Student Life Advisory Board
GSG Representative: Samantha Bingaman |

University Research Council
GSG Representative: Peyton Delgorio |

Newark City Council
GSG Representative: Savannah Sipes |

UD Police Advisory Council
GSG Representative: Samantha Bingaman |