Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GPSA)
The Cornell University Graduate and Professional Student Assembly serves as an official voice for the around 6,000 graduate and professional students at Cornell. In addition to representing the students in matters of university governance, the GPSA has the responsibility for setting and administering the Student Activity Fee for graduate and professional students.
The GPSA can serve as a valuable component of graduate or professional education for those of us who hope to be affiliated with a university in the future. Since the GPSA regularly meets with the President and Provost, and sends representatives to the University Assembly, the undergraduate Student Assembly, and the Faculty Senate, involvement in the GPSA can provide an introduction (or an advanced course!) to the mechanics of shared governance in a university setting.