Make a Difference – Join the Committee for Fee Review!

Make a Difference!
Opportunity for student involvement in the student fee allocation process! ALL STUDENTS MAY APPLY. This is an intensive one-semester commitment.

The Committee for Fee Review is composed of seven voting student members who review of mandatory fees (other than tuition) paid by students on the Bloomington campus. Its recommendations are strongly considered by the campus administration and the Board of Trustees when fees are set for upcoming academic years.

The Committee is appointed by the Dean of Students and co-chaired by the President of the IU Student Association and the President of the Graduate and Professional Student Organization.

Time Commitment:
Being part of the CFR process is an intensive one-semester commitment. It is a demanding, yet exciting opportunity to make a substantial impact on Indiana University Bloomington.

The application deadline is THIS FRIDAY! Apply today!

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Congratulations Conference Grant Winners!

GPSO awards $250 grants in support of conferences hosted on the IU-Bloomington campus. This is a competitive selection process, and we recieved many outstanding applications. This semester, GPSO has selected to support the following conferences. Congrats!
  • March 6-7: Subestimados: Prospects and Challenges of Social Mobility, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • March 27-28: Indiana University Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference: Breaking Futures: Between Formation and Erasure, English
  • March 28-29: Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference, Biology
  • April 10-11: Missed Connections, Comparative Literature
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GradGrants Center GA Opening

This position provides invaluable opportunity to learn of various funding sources and to improve one’s own proposal-writing skills. The experience is extremely valuable to future faculty. The position will be hourly for Spring and Summer 2015 at $15/hour.

Application Information

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Graduate Mentoring Center GA Opening – Spring 2015

The GA for Center Operations and the GA for Center Programs are two of the of three graduate assistants who support the Center’s director in the daily operations of the Center. $15/hour, 20 hours/week, Student Academic Appointment.

Full position descriptions and information on how to apply can be found below –

Graduate Assistant for Center Operations

Graduate Assistant for Center Programs

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Congratulations GPSO Fall Travel Award Winners!

We would like to congratulate our Fall Travel Award winners!

Tetiana Bulakh
Amanda Fisher
Kathleen de Onis
Steven Janowiecki
Nick Clarkson
Ashlee Andrews
Jaehan Park
Sebastian (Zachary) Schulman
Jonathan Kennedy
Inci Aksu Kargin
Isaac Petersen
Kelly Hanson
Blaire Hensley-Marschand
Shadia Siliman
Eun Jin Paek
Paul McCord
Rachel Miller
Collin Bjork

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GPSO is hosting a Fall Family Fest 10/30, 6-8pm

GPSO is hosting a family and pet-friendly Fall Fest! Bring the kids!

We’ll have plenty of activities and fun stuff for the kids – pumpkin carving, coloring, fall themed games, caramel apples, & pumpkin ice cream!

To warm you up, inside Kirkwood Hall we will have more games, hot apple cider, hot chocolate, and a showing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”.

Come one, come all! Graduate students, faculty, staff and your families, friends and significant others are welcome. Join us and invite friends to what is sure to be a grand fall festival!


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Diversity Game Night – 9/30 6-7:30 at The Tap


Join us at The Tap this Tuesday to increase your cultural competency and mutual understanding about issues related to diversity in a fun and interactive manner.

We will play a variety of games that promote cultural competency while having a drink and eating some appetizers! The winners of one of the team games (teams of 3) will win gift cards to Starbucks!


See you there! More details available here.

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Fall 2014 Conference Grants Application OPEN!

GPSO Conference Funding is awarded once per semester with funds distributed near the end of the term.  These funds are sent directly to IUB accounts and may be used for funding in advance of your event or to reimburse events during the award semester. We encourage all IUB academic departments to consider applying for this award when planning their next graduate-student oriented academic conference.

The GPSO expects that these funds be used in an appropriate manner and help to offset the incurred costs of academic conferences (i.e. printing, publicity, honorariums). To that end, we trust that recipients will avoid using their granted funds for non-academic, extraneous costs such as hospitality charges including alcohol and catering.

Please note that Conference Grants support hosting conferences at IU-B.  To attend a conference, you should apply for a Travel Award.

DEADLINE: 11:59pm, Monday, November 7th, 2014

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GPSO Fall Travel Awards Workshop TONIGHT!

Want more information about Fall Travel Awards?

Make sure you come out to our Travel Awards Workshop TONIGHT in the Social Science Research Commons (Woodburn 200) from 5-7pm!

Please email our Awards Officer if you have any questions.

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Call for Applications: GPSO Diversity Council

We are seeking five students for the 2014-2015 Diversity Council.

The Diversity Council will propose legislation to improve the inclusivity of graduate student life, and support traditionally underrepresented students and organizations.  The Diversity Council will plan and co-sponsor events that celebrate the diverse experiences of students at IU.  A position on the Diversity Council will require attendance of the monthly GPSO assembly meetings, a monthly Diversity Council meeting, and the organization of a few events during the 2014-2015 academic year.  Members of the Diversity Council will gain experience proposing and passing legislation through a student government, working as part of a team to address issues faced by students at IU, and planning and developing initiatives addressing the needs of diverse student communities.

Interested graduate students should direct questions to the GPSO Liaison, Julianna Gjonaj, at To apply for a Diversity Council position, please submit a Curriculum Vita or Resume and a cover letter stating 1) the program and degree you are in, 2) your interest in the position, and 3) what contributions you wish to make to the Diversity Council.  Please submit materials to  Materials will be accepted until September 22,2014 or until all of the positions are filled.  Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials early.

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