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Graduate Student Senate


2015-16 Graduate Student Senate Executive Board

Graduate Student Senate Meetings: 

GSS EBoard

2015 Fall Meeting Dates:  9/30, 10/14, 10/21, 11/11, 11/25, 12/9

Where: Packer House Conference Room

Time: Noon - 1pm


GSS General Assembly 

2015 Fall General Meeting Dates:   9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2

Where: Rauch 91

Time: Noon - 1pm


International Travel Grant Opportunity for Doctoral Students -

The Office of International Affairs is offering a new funding program to help doctoral students attend conferences to make presentations or do other research and scholarly work outside the United States. Through the Doctoral Travel Grants for Global Opportunities (DTG-GO program), grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded three times a year. The Office of International Affairs established this program to help doctoral students participate in international experiences by providing a subsidy to help defray their out-of-pocket expenses for work and travel outside the United States. The goal is to reduce individual students’ expenses related to professional activities and to provide financial support for doctoral students who might not otherwise be able to travel abroad in pursuit of their scholarship and research. To learn more about the grant and to apply, visit . Please Note: Given that our pool of funds is limited and we must spread them across the entire year, applicants may not be awarded the full amount they request and students may receive no more than ONE Doctoral Travel Grant for Global Opportunities per year.

ELECTING UNIT REPS - All departments are responsible for electing their unit reps for the next academic year.  Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 meetings will begin the first week of class.   GSS meetings take place every other week during the academic year, and are on Wednesdays at noon.  Please visit to determine how many representatives make up your unit.  Where there is more than one department making up a unit (due to small departments), each department in that unit gets one representative, making sure that all departments are represented.  Please have your department coordinator email the name of your new representative to

Club budgets and annual reports are due on June 30th.  Late budgets will delay everyone getting their money so please get them in on time!  Please use the forms on this page:  If you have any questions, please refer to the Fiscal Governance (, or email

Follow the GSS on Twitter @LehighGSS.

Attendance at GSS Meetings: We have a new attendance sheet to help keep track of all of you who are participating. Remember, if you are both the Unit Representative AND a club officer, you should be signing in twice.

Mahara E-Portfolio - Over the past few  years, the Instruction Technology Team has been redefining an e-portfolio application called Mahara.  Mahara allows you to easily collect and display academic, professional, and personal artifacts that you can use to track personal progress through your graduate program or use to send to preospective employers or academic programs.  During the month of October, the IT Team will hold training sessions to introduce you to Mahara as well as help you apply a template that the Office of Graduate Student Life has set up to act as a guide for your initial use. The dates are listed below as well as a link to a sign up form.  Please use the sign-up form as seats are limited.  Please note some sessions are at Mountaintop and some on lower campus.  There will also be two additional online sessions that will be recorded.


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