GradGov submitted a petition with over 1,500 graduate student signatures to Dean Sens and Provost Groves requesting a re-evaluation of the 2019-2020 tuition discount for graduate students and professional students at Georgetown University.
GradGov is advocating for a relationship between Georgetown University and the Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority (WMATA) whereas Georgetown Students would have access to unlimited rides on Metro Rail and Bus. The cost of a U-Pass program would be approximately $1 per day per student; this is substantially lower than what students currently pay for transportation. A U-Pass program would reduce the cost of commuting to campus, traveling to jobs and internships, and exploring the many educational and cultural experiences Washington DC has to offer.
Cost of Living Reduction
GradGov is committed to reducing the cost of living challenges associated with being a graduate student at Georgetown. We are working to increase the administration’s awareness of issues including housing costs, food insecurity, immigration fees, healthcare, and transportation costs.
Georgetown Slavery Reconciliation Project
GradGov will work to ensure that graduate students have a participatory voice in the implementation of Georgetown’s Slavery Reconciliation initiatives (otherwise known as GU272).
Graduate Student Space
GradGov is working to expand the study and meeting space available to graduate students. Many programs lack sufficient on-campus space for their graduate students to study and hold office hours with their undergraduate students. Such spaces are crucial to the academic and professional success of graduate students, particularly those with TA and RA responsibilities.
Mental Health Support
GradGov currently operates a Mental Health Fund which supports graduate students who require off-campus mental health resources. We are also committed to expanding the availability of on-campus mental health resources to graduate students.