The Senate is the GPSF’s legislative body and is overseen by the Vice President of The GPSF. This forum seeks to discuss and reach consensus about graduate/professional student issues, and also to award funds for events and travel. Consistent Senate attendance enables each department/program to receive an end-of-year monetary allocation for its own social events.

All students and members of the public are invited to attend the monthly meetings. Email Michelle Hoffner O’Conner, the 2018-2019 VP, with any questions or concerns.

Meeting Times (unless otherwise indicated)
Date: 1st Tuesday of every month, September through April (in January and April, the meeting is on the 2nd Tuesday).
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Kerr Hall, room 2001
Parking: Available in the Pharmacy School Parking Garage off of McCauley St.

Senate Committees

All legislation, minutes, and archival information can be found at the GPSF archives.


Contact GPSF Jeff Ehrhardt ( with questions; the Appropriations Committee will be called to order after the September 6 Senate Meeting.

Name Department Email
Jacob Griffin Anthropology
Samantha Reidy Pharmacy
Jay Havaldar Math
Max Reason Sociology
Chad Lloyd Marine Science

Resolutions Development

Name Department Email
Meli Blake Kimathi Communications
Kat Furtado BBSP
Winston Hanks Law (JD)
Henry Goodell Biomedical Engineering
Richard Carey Public Administration
Michelle Hoffner O’Conner Genetics

Travel Awards

Name Department Email
Viren Makhijani Neuroscience
Fatima Guerrab Health Behavior
Sandeep Kandikupa Ecology
Jasmine Yang Statistics and Op. Res.
Bryanna Lloyd Classics


Name Department Email
Cortland Gilliam Education
Nur Shahir Bioinformatics
Christine Walsh Health Behavior
Jennifer Latimer Dramatic Arts
Eli LoCicero Economics


Name Department Email
Colton Richardson Acccounting
Paul Liu City and Regional Plan.
Sarah Sutton Chemistry
Clare Gyorke Micro & Immuno.
Katie Hargreaves Social Work
Jeff Ehrhardt Chemistry

Advocacy and Oversight

Name Department Email
Marguerite ‘Bree’ Little Pharmacology
Grace Di Cecco Biology
Ryan Collins Law (JD)
Calvin Deutschbein Computer Science
Mark Reeves History

Senate Minutes and Documents

September 2018

October 2018

November 2018

December 2018

January 2019

February 2019

March 2019