The Graduate Student Senate (GSS) represents the interests of all graduate and professional students at the University of Tennessee. GSS is the official voice of graduate students and is the organization that administrators turn to when the opinion of the graduate student body is desired. Each graduate and professional program of study has a representative elected by his or her fellow students while the GSS President and Vice President are elected in the annual Student Government Association elections. GSS has representatives on various university-wide committees including the Graduate Council.
The UT Graduate Student Senate is proud to announce the 21st annual Love Your Libraries 5K Race to benefit the University of Tennessee, Knoxville libraries. We hope you will join other UT library supporters for this event.
The 5K race will take place Saturday, March 2, 2013. Registration is from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. in Circle Park on the UT campus. The run begins promptly at 9 a.m.
The GSS Travel Awards Committee has completed its review of applications for Spring Semester graduate travel. Notification letters are expected to reach the applicants by February 8. Applicants who have not received a letter by this time should contact the GSS President at email@example.com.
The Graduate Student Senate President and Vice President are elected annually during the Student Government Association elections, which are scheduled to occur on April 3-4 for the 2013-2014 academic year. The election packet - containing important dates, information, and procedures - is available on the SGA Election website at http://votesga.utk.edu/. Any graduate students interested in running for either of the GSS executive positions must attend the Mandatory Interest Meeting on Thursday, February 7, at 8 p.m. in the University Center Shiloh Room.
The Graduate Student Senate is hosting a midterm social event at Cool Beans Bar and Grill on Thursday, February 28, beginning at 6 p.m.. All graduate students and their guests (ages 21+) are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please visit our Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/UTKGSS.
Applications for the Summer 2013 Travel Awards cycle are being accepted now through April 15. These awards cover graduate student travel between April 15-August 31, 2013. Applications must be submitted to the Dean of Students Office by the deadline to be considered. Please note that graduate students in either the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences must submit their applications to their respective college deans by no later than one week prior to the GSS deadline.
As part of the University of Tennessee's membership in NAGPS, all graduate students at UT are entitled to discounts on medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as receive discounts on a variety of other goods and services:
Insurance benefits are collected here: http://nagps.org/insurance. Students can use the links to various insurance carriers to transact enrollment.
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