The GSO recently joined the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students.
More information about the NAGPS can be found at www.nagps.org
2008 NAGPS Conference Program: PDF
2009 NAGPS Conference Program: PDF
In fall 2009 the GSO conducted a survey regarding topics that had been brought up during meetings to find out how much these issues were felt by the student population at large. These topics covered:
We are working to improve the general standard of care available through the university health services. We recently submitted a letter to the Deans requesting that all fellowships granted at BU cover the Student Plus health insurance plan. A draft of this letter can be seen here: PDF
We will continue to work to address other health issues such as:
At the moment, Boston University does not have a Parental Leave Policy for graduate students in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Women in Biology, Women in Physics, and the GSO have met with members of the GRS administration and discussed this issue. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available. To learn more about the details of this project you please contact the GSO at email@example.com.
Comparison of Parental Leave policies at other institutions: PDF
Outline of specific scenarios: PDF
GSO sponsors social events throughout the year. The following are some of the events we have hosted
during the Spring of 2008:
We have created a survival guide with SAGE directed at incoming graduate
students. The guide addresses issues like:
The survival guide needs updating! If you're interested, contact your
department representative or the GSO to volunteer.