Advocacy on behalf of graduate and professional students is a large part of GPSG's mission. The GPSG Assembly consists of approximately 100 graduate and professional student representatives that are the voices of graduate students from across all of IU's Departments and Schools. There are 5 GPSG Advocacy Committees: Awards, Benefits, Diversity, Health & Wellness, and Sustainability. These committees are chaired by members of the GPSG Executive Committee and meet bimonthly, once during GPSG Assembly and once at a secondary time. The GPSG Vice President also coordinates graduate student representation for over 30 other campus committees, including many Bloomington Faculty Committees. This ensures that the graduate student voice is represented among IU Faculty and Staff, opening the door for greater collaboration.
GPSG's advocacy goal is two-fold:
- Ensure a strong graduate student voice is heard on relevant issues throughout campus and the community
- Advocate changes within IU policy to better support the lives of graduate and professional students personally, academically, and professionally