All graduate students enrolled in degree seeking programs at George Mason University are represented by GAPSA. As a graduate or professional student at George Mason, you are automatically a “member” of GAPSA and are eligible to vote in GAPSA elections, contact our team for assistance, and attend GAPSA events and meetings. If you ever have any questions or want to learn more about our events and activities, feel free to contact us at!

If you are interested, you can also be more actively involved in GAPSA as an “active member”. Some ways to get more involved in GAPSA are:

  • Run for election to be a member of GAPSA’s Executive Board. Elections are held each April.
  • Serve as a representative for GAPSA’s Graduate Assembly. Representatives must be nominated by their department/program director or chair to serve for one academic year.
  • Volunteer at a GAPSA event. We periodically hold events both online and in-person at our various campuses (Fairfax, Arlington, and SciTech) and often need volunteers.

For more information about any of these opportunities, feel free to email us. Active members of GAPSA are eligible for an additional $50 of Graduate Student Travel Fund funding for domestic travel. For more information about eligibility, click here.

All graduate students know about the busy schedule that comes with higher education. When we find time to get involved, however, we can make a difference for our colleagues and for future students. We hope that you find GAPSA to be an important and helpful resource in your graduate and professional degree journeys!