The GPSA internally elects its officers and voting representatives each spring. Graduate and professional students may also run for the Student-Elected Trustee position in even years.

All of the officers and voting representatives of the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly are elected by field representatives through an internal caucus system. Each graduate field and professional school is responsible for electing or appointing its own field representative(s), who serve on the assembly as non-voting members. The graduate and professional Student-Elected Trustee is elected in the spring of even years for a two-year term.

Graduate and Professional Student Elections

All of the officers and voting representatives of the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly are elected by field representatives through an internal caucus system. Each graduate field and professional school is responsible for electing or appointing its own field representative(s), who serve on the assembly as non-voting members.

Student-Elected Trustee Elections (Graduate and Professional Students)

Cornell is one of relatively few institutions in the nation to allow students to directly elect representatives to its highest governing body. In alternating years with the undergraduate students, a graduate or professional student will be elected by fellow students to serve as a full voting member on the Board of Trustees.

University Assembly Elections (Graduate and Professional Students)

New this year! The GPSA now appoints four members to the University Assembly each year, to sit on the all-constituent, campus-issue based shared governance body.