Get Involved With The GSA!
Below are just a few of the ways you can help. The GSA only works if you make it Work!
The Graduate Student Association is a volunteer-run student organization here at NMT. Our mission, as stated in the GSA constitution, is to enhance the academic, intellectual, and social environment for the graduate students at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and to promote the interests of graduate students within the Institute community, including efforts to improve the quality of life for graduate students. This means advocating for YOU here on campus. But we need you to do it. Below is a list of ways that you can be involved in shaping grad life at New Mexico Tech.
Graduate Students can volunteer in a number of ways. Be on the lookout for emails from the GSA about volunteer opportunities! When you volunteer you receive volunteer points. These points help you in your application for travel grants! Regular events that you can volunteer for:
Travel Grant Review Committee
These events are held every year. We need help making them great for all of us. If you're interested, send an email to GSA@npe.nmt.edu
"Want to know how much volunteer points you have, email at Jose.MartinezClaros@student.nmt.edu to get your volunteer point report."
Attend Regular GSA General Meetings
Have an issue you want to bring to the rest of the graduate students? Do you have an event, club, or opportunity that you shamelessly need to self-promote? GSA general meetings are the place for you! We hold GSA meetings the first week of every month, around 12:00 noon. These meetings are a time graduate students to meet, talk, and announce what is going on around campus. Have we mentioned the Free Pizza and volunteer points that are available just for attending? Watch your emails, we'll let you know when the next one is.
Become a Department Representative
Department representatives are responsibile for summarizing GSA general meetings for the respective departments. It's an important service; not every graduate student can attend every meeting so the department representatives report back to keep everyone updated. And guess what: you get even MORE volunteer points, just for volunteering!
Run for GSA Officer
There are six officer positions of the GSA: President, Vice President, Appropriations, Events, Information, and Grants. As a collective, the officers conduct the general business of the Graduate Student Association. We elect new officers every spring semester. The officer terms lasts one year, spring to spring semester. The past officers help transition the new officers into their positions during the election.
Being a GSA officer is a serious time commitment. Weekly office hours are required,
attendance to GSA events is encouraged, and open communicaiton with the President
and Vice President is expected. The current GSA officers and their office hours are
found here. General duties for each officer consist of:
President: Ensure that the GSA runs smoothly. Interface directly with the Dean of Graduate Students, Predient of the University, and other key adminitstrative members to improve graduate life at NMT.
Vice President: Organize the department representatives, interface with the student government association (undergraduate equivalent of the GSA), and manage the volunteer points for current graduate students.
Appropriations: Prepare and execute the annual GSA budget. Inform other officers of changes in budgetary priorities and shortfalls.
Events: Plan, organize, and execute GSA events. Advertise events in conjunction with the information officer. Manage grauate student volunteers.
Information: Manage the message, image, and other GSA related items. Ensure the GSA website is up to date with the latest information.
Grants: Notify graduate students of upcoming travel grant deadlines. Organize travel grant reviewers and manage travel grant paperwork for all grants issued.