Graduate Student Government

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The Graduate Student Government (GSG) is the official student government organization for the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) at New York University. The primary goal of the Graduate Student Government is to promote the various interests of the greater GSAS graduate student community. The GSG accomplishes this charge in the following ways: 

  • GSG assists in coordinating student life programming. It develops student life programs to enhance the sense of community across the Graduate School of Arts and Science.
  • GSG Executive Board members serve on GSAS and University committees. Each member of the GSG Executive Board serves on administrative and policy-making committees to represent constituents on issues related to financial aid, graduate curriculum, information technology, University Senate and libraries.       
  • GSG provides Student Life Grants to departmental student organizations. It awards grants to departmental student organizations to assist in supporting various student life initiatives designed to enhance students’ experiences within and among GSAS academic departments. Grant funding, for example, can be used to support student organization's participation in conferences, colloquia, community building social events and student/faculty mixers. 
  • GSG enhances student life across the graduate student community. It facilitates interaction between graduate students from across the academic disciplines in the Humanities, Social Science and Science at GSAS.

The Graduate Student Government strongly encourages broad participation from certificate, master’s and doctoral degree program candidates as well as from across the academic disciplines within GSAS – in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences.


The GSAS Graduate Student Government’s (GSG) Spring 2014 STUDENT LIFE GRANT (SLG) application materials are now available! We encourage you to prepare and submit your application before the January 31, 2014 deadline.

We are also pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for students in the Spring 2014 semester - the INDIVIDUAL STUDENT LIFE GRANT (iSLG). The iSLG differs from the SLG in that it affords new opportunities for student leaders to plan and execute a single program or activity for the benefit of the greater GSAS community, but outside of the existing departmental student organization framework. Applications should focus on one of the five established SLG focus areas (interdisciplinary, professional development, social significance, quality of life, and diversity). iSLG awards will be granted in the fixed amount of $200.00 (granted as reimbursements in the same manner as SLG). Expenses over $200.00 will be the responsibility of the student(s) organizing the program.

The GSG Executive Board has been working behind the scenes to improve the grant application submission process. All SLG and iSLG grant applications must be sent electronically using Qualtrics.

SLG Application:

iSLG Application:

For more information about the Student Life Grant, see:

The application deadline is FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014 at midnight. Late applications will not be accepted for any reason. GSAS graduate student organizations in good standing may apply for SLG funding by returning all application materials by the deadline. Organizations who have been placed on probation should contact the Director of Finance to ensure they are cleared for consideration. iSLG applications are welcome from all registered GSAS students, with or without organizational affiliation. However, iSLG applications cannot be used to supplement departmental activities or applications. SLG & iSLG award decisions will be announced via email on February 3, 2013. Please be aware that these grant awards are for funding events that take place between February 10-May 12, 2014.

Should you have any application related questions, please contact Samir Khakimov, GSG Director of Finance at 

SLG vs. iSLG - A Comparison Sheet


December 18, 2013 - GSG Coffee House Study Break, 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Graduate Student Commons (Silver Center, Room 120). Free coffee, tea, snacks and stress-busting goodies!

January 31, 2014 - SLG & iSLG Application Deadline