Advocacy Platform

GPSC advocates for graduate students with decision-makers at the university, state, and national level. GPSC collaborates with the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) and Student Advocates for Graduate Education (SAGE) to advocate for legislation that benefits graduate and professional students. 

GPSC advocates for graduate and professional students at the University of Arizona:      

  • University tuition and fees
  • Financial aid
  • Graduate assistant rate of pay, benefits, and workload
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Childcare, eldercare, and parental leave
  • Campus safety and Title IX
  • Research, travel, club, and professional development funding

GPSC  advocates for legislation that benefits graduate and professional students: 

  • Increase and sustain research funding
  • Reinstate subsidized federal loans for graduate students
  • Allow for domestic re-validation of student visas
  • Increase the number of visas and green cards available to graduate and professional students