The Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) represents graduate and professional students at the University of Colorado Boulder. We support initiatives that empower graduate and professional students to pursue their goals and promote actions that benefit their academic, professional, and socioeconomic well-being. As graduate students, we strive to establish and uphold the principles of shared governance, where graduate and professional students can participate in all discussions regarding their conditions as students, researchers, instructors, and employees. All GPSG positions (unless otherwised disclosed) are paid a bi-weekly stipend, which is not recognized as campus employment. International students can apply with no consequence relating to their visa work restrictions.


GPSG Officer Positions

GPSG Co-Senator to CUSG (CU Student Government Senators)

(contact current officer - Kayli)

Bi-weekly pay: $253

  • Represent graduate and professional students to the CU Student Government (CUSG) by attending and participating in weekly CUSG Legislature meetings

    • Attend weekly CCS meetings (Council of Colleges and Schools)

    • Additional meetings as needed within CUSG, such as internal committee involvement

      • Additional leadership opportunities may be available in the scope of this position, and may come with additional pay opportunities. 

  • Report on any CUSG legislation or discussion that impacts graduate and professional students to the Executives and Legislative Assembly

  • Assist in appointing graduate and professional student representatives to the CUSG Joint Boards

  • Attend weekly Outreach Team meetings (30 min - 1 hour)

Co-Senator Application


Legislative Assembly Positions

The assembly is currently seeking two senators for the College of Music.

Stipend-based pay: $90/biweekly

  • Regularly communicate with and solicit feedback from constituents in your College, including but not limited to attending departmental orientations within your College to introduce the purpose of GPSG to new students, email important updates from GPSG to your constituents, be available to constituents to address their concern.

  • Assist in grading applications for GPSG-sponsored grants and awards (required of all Senators)

  • Attend and actively participate in weekly 1-hour Legislative Assembly meetings on Wednesdays via Zoom from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

  • Attend and actively participate in weekly 1-hour committee meeting. Current meetings to chose from are:
  • Rules and Finance: Tuesday at 12 pm.
  • Awards and Grants: Tuesdays at 4:15 pm.
  • Equity and Advocacy: Thursdays at 2 pm.

It is recommended that the applicant be able to make the weekly legislative assembly meeting and their chosen committee weekly meeting. If applicants are interested in becoming a Senator but have a time constraint, please message our Assembly Speaker, Mikell Warms at Speaker.gpsg@colorado.edu to see if accomodations can be made.

Senator Application


CUSG Joint-Board Representation

The Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) of CU Boulder maintains regular representation on multiple University oversight, advisory, or joint (decision-making) boards. These boards are tasked with overseeing the managerial, programmatic, policy responsibilities, and budgets or fee expenditures of different University Programs. Often these Boards are overseen by the University of Colorado Boulder Student Government (CUSG) and seats are reserved for graduate students through collaboration between GPSG and CUSG. Representation on these boards ensures graduate student voices and experiences will be recognized in the decisions of the Boards. Graduate Representatives on Boards are financially supported by GPSG when budgeted for by the GPSG Assembly. Finally, Board positions offer graduate students a great insight into the operations of the University as a whole. All who are interested and can meet the time requirements are welcome to apply.
 

Center for Student Involvement Advisory Board (CSI Voting member or Liaison) 

Time Requirements: 1.5 hours biweekly

Compensation: 225$ Semesterly stipend

Summary: The purpose of the Board is to enhance the role of the Center for Student Involvement (hereafter referred to as the CSI) in providing strong support for students and student organizations through advice, skill development, and utilization of the best practices in higher education. It is also the purpose of the Board to assist the CSI in becoming an engaging and inclusive environment through programs, activities, and training that help connect students to campus. It shall be the responsibility of the Board to continually review and approve existing and proposed policies to enhance this Statement of Purpose. The Board shall develop, in cooperation with the Director of the CSI, long-range goals and short-term objectives, which will provide the operational framework of the CSI. The Board shall review, recommend, and approve the allocations of resources and the implementation of any services, programs or activities it deems necessary to achieve the goals and objectives of the CSI. As a unit within Student Affairs, the Center for Student Involvement is a multifaceted team working together to support students and student groups. We create an engaging and inclusive environment that promotes leadership development, cultural awareness, and community involvement to help students find their passion and their place.

Position Requirements:

  • Attend CSI Board Meetings

  • Attend GPSG Assembly meetings Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm via zoom

  • Regularly report to the GPSG Executive Committee and Assembly on the activities and decisions of the CSI Board. 

CSI Board Application

CUSG Joint Board on the Student Recreation Center (Rec Board) 

(separate application required by Rec Board)

Time Requirement: 2 hours biweekly 

Compensation: 225$ Semesterly Stipend

Summary: The Recreation Board is a joint board of students and non-students (University Staff, Community Members, or Faculty) consisting of nine (9) members operating under the authority of the University of Colorado Student Government (CUSG). One of the most important roles of the Recreation Board is to act as a policy setting body that works toward promoting the improvement of the Recreation Center and the University community through planning and positive action. The Recreation Board is a Joint Board and reports to the Legislative Council of CUSG. The Student Recreation Center is a CUSG Cost Center and funded by CUSG (student activity fees). To be eligible for compensation, the representative must be ratified by the GPSG Assembly. Only one (1) position is eligible for compensation according to the current GPSG budget. 

Position Requirements: 

  • Attend Rec Board meetings weekly Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 pm

    • Sometimes additional meetings are required depending on business needs

  • Regularly report to the GPSG Executive Committee and Assembly on the activities and decisions of the Rec Board. 

Rec Board Application

 

CUSG University Memorial Center Joint Board (UMC Board) 

(separate application required by UMC Board)

Time Requirements: 2 hours biweekly 

Compensation:  $225 Semesterly stipend

Summary: Established in 1970, the UMC Joint Board serves as the governing body of the UMC and its facilities, programs and services. The CUSG Constitution provides the framework, membership and accountability of the Board. The UMC Board consists of 12 voting members and six ex-officio members. Eight of the 12 voting members must be currently registered CU Boulder students, and the remaining four are faculty and staff. Four of the student members are appointed by the incumbent board, three are appointed by the Board subject to CUSG Legislative Council ratification and one is appointed from the Legislative Council by the CUSG Executives. Student terms are for two years, with the exception of the student appointed by the CUSG Executives who shall serve for one year. The four non-student voting members are appointed by the incumbent board for a two year term. The UMC Director is a permanent ex-officio member of the Board. The University Memorial Center Board actively governs the UMC on behalf of the CU Student Government (CUSG). The Board is composed of eight students, four faculty and staff, and several ex-officio/non-voting members who work with the UMC Executive Director to ensure the UMC fulfills its mission of providing programs, facilities and educational opportunities to enrich the campus experience for the CU Boulder community.

The UMC Board meets on Thursdays 5-6:15pm to create policy, develop creative solutions to challenging issues and foster leadership skills. During a typical year, the UMC Board routinely discusses issues such as

  • Annual budgets

  • Capital spending

  • Sustainable practices

  • Building usage policies

  • Student org office and locker allocations

  • Food vendor, retail and services options

  • Distribution of annual UMC scholarships

  • Renovation plans

  • CU NightRide

If you’re up for an exciting challenge, the UMC Board is now accepting applications. Ex-officio positions are open until filled.

Position Requirements: 

  • Attend UMC Board meetings weekly on Thursdays 5-6:15pm 

  • Attend GPSG assembly meetings on Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm via zoom.

  • Regularly report to the GPSG Executive Committee and Assembly on the activities and decisions of the Rec Board. 

UMC Board Application


Diversity and Inclusive Excellence

GPSG seeks candidates capable of collaborating with diverse audiences. This may include highlighting the organization’s diversity and inclusive work and asking candidates to also share their experience working with/teaching diverse audiences or experience working within historically minoritized or underrepresented communities as this relates to one’s research, service, and/or teaching.