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Check out our blog to find official GradGov statements on issues relevant to the graduate student body, recaps of our recent events, and updates on our advocacy issues.
GradGov Executive Board Elections
Are you passionate about improving Graduate Student Life at Georgetown?
Apply to become a GradGov officer today!
Available positions include: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Director of Advocacy, Director of Communications, Director of Programing, Director of Groups, Director of Technology & Web Development, and Director of Alumni Engagements. All main campus and medical center graduate students are eligible to apply!
Interested individuals must complete an interest form in one of two ways:
Online interest form via HoyaLinks
PDF form to be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: January 31st, 2017
Election Date: February 10th, 2017
What is GradGov?
GradGov (Graduate Student Government) is the primary Representative Student Body for Main Campus Graduate Students, both Masters and Doctoral Candidates, as well as Medical Center Students. The organization is charged with advocating for improved conditions for graduate students on campus, supplementing graduate student life at Georgetown, and organizing professional development opportunities. The organization also is tasked with collaborating with the various Student Governments in each of the respective Georgetown Graduate schools.
GradGov Candidacy Application PDF Link
GradGov Constitution Link
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The official representative body of Georgetown’s graduate student population rebranded over the summer. The group previously recognized as the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is now Graduate Student Government (GradGov). Revamping the organization is not just an opportunity to develop a new logo—it is also a symbolic gesture of the revisions that this Executive Board has made to its priorities. Georgetown graduate students need strong and accurate representation in order to enact real change on campus.
While GSO was once an organization that focused largely on social events to bring together the student body, GradGov’s focus has shifted toward community building and advocacy initiatives to better serve the graduate student body. Along with these goals, we hope to maintain (and improve) an incredible social events roster.
The GradGov Executive Board worked all summer to develop the top advocacy points for graduate students at Georgetown, and we are thrilled to see changes unfold throughout the year as we work closely with the administration and passionate students. A description of these initiatives will soon be up on our website, http://www.gradgov.com.
As a part of GradGov’s rebranding, we’ve gone digital. Our constituents can rely on our website and our social media platforms for any and all updates, important information, and events. From blog posts, to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, as well as a weekly email blast sent out to all graduate students, there are many ways for students to stay in the GradGov loop and get involved.
Above all, it is important for the graduate student body to know that GradGov is here to serve YOU. We are here to be your liaison to the administration. If there are ever any concerns you have about graduate student life on campus, reach out, whether it is in person, through social media, or email. Our sole purpose is to create a community around our student population and ensure that we are well represented in this institution. Our Executive Board meetings and General Assembly meetings are open to all graduate students, and we welcome any suggestions on how we can improve and better represent each and every one of you. In collaboration with you, we hope to build a connection to Georgetown and to one another to ensure the most out of this experience as Georgetown Graduate Students.
Graduate Student Government would like to formally invite you to our annual fall Boat Cruise! Join us on Friday 9/16 for a night on the Potomac with an open bar and hors d'oeurvres.
Please refer to your Georgetown email for a message from GradGov that includes the private link to the Eventbrite page where you can purchase tickets using the password "GradGov"
Main campus and Medical Center graduate tickets are available for $40 each. A limited number of significant other tickets are available for $50 each.
Please know that while we did get the biggest boat available to us, it has a maximum capacity of about 300 people, and tickets sell out fast! (Hopefully you clicked on the link and already bought your ticket before even reading this far).
Friday, September 16th
- The boat will depart at 9:00 pm and return to the dock at midnight.
- Boarding begins at 8:45 pm
- Check in begins on the dock at 8:00 pm
The Potomac Riverboat Company
105 North Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(Boarding the Cherry Blossom boat)
Music. Dancing. Booze. Food. The Potomac River. Boats are SO cool. Grad students are even cooler. All of the above and then some.
Some important logistical details:
- Please be prepared to show your GU ID upon boarding the boat
- You must print your ticket
- Significant others must show ID with a name that matches the ticket
- Be prepared to present your ID to bartenders on the boat
- The captain has the right to search any guests and bags/purses brought onto the boat
- No one under the age of 21 is allowed on the boat cruise
Find us on Facebook and make sure to attend the event by clicking here created by the Graduate Student Government page (because we know you all want to creep and see who all is going to be there).
We encourage you all to dress up in your classiest attire and come ready for a good time!