Get Involved

Come to our Meetings

All students and alumni are welcome to attend our full body meetings held every other Thursday during the academic year. Meetings start promptly at 8 PM with a dinner served at 7:30 PM in the Senate Chambers on the third floor of GPSCY (204 York Street). Please see the calendar for specific dates and times.

Please bring a government issued ID to the meetings! Since Gryphon’s Pub opens at 8 PM, all Senators and visitors must comply with Connecticut Liquor Laws, including having an ID stating that you are over 21 years of age during bar hours.

Become a Senator

A Senator is elected from his or her graduate or professional school and represents that school in all official Senate activities. Each Senator represents a maximum of 150 students. Each Professional School has a minimum of one Senator per school, and the Graduate School is represented by an equal number of Senators representing the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences.

Duties of a Senator include attendance at all Senate meetings, timely reporting of Senate activities and events to one’s constituency, and active participation on at least one Senate Standing Committee.

Elections take place in the beginning of the academic year. An email is sent out to all current graduate and professional students to announce the elections.

Vacancies can be filled at any time of the year. Contact us to see if there are any vacancies if you are interested outside of normal election periods.