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The Graduate Student Council (GSC) is the link between graduate students, ASNMSU, and the Graduate College.  All graduate students are invited to participate in the GSC.

As of 5/3/16 this webpage will no longer be updated. For current information please visit the GSC at

Goals of the Graduate Student Council:
- to serve as the voice of graduate students in university administrative committees and through state lobbying efforts
- to facilitate communication between graduate students of various backgrounds
- to direct student activity fee monies to Graduate Student Organizations and individuals
- to promote student research through the
Graduate Research and Arts Symposium (held every Spring Semester)
- to encourage graduate student involvement in the university and greater Las Cruces communities

Current Items:
- We are initiating a letter writing campaing to the New Mexico Legislature regarding the NMSU graduate assistantship Pay Gap! Feel free to follow our suggestions for writing your own letter. A comparison of our financial package with peer institutions is presented here.
- Information on the NMSU United Healthcare plan is available here.
- Please take some time to fill out this brief GRAS survey
- The funding process may be reviewed here.
- Please take some time to read the GSC response to the graduate external review.

Additional information:
- GSC Constitution and By-Laws (.pdf)(.doc). Modified 19 November, 2013.
- Re-charter or create your GSO.
- GSC Pamphlet
- Community service events

Adam Amador, President (email Adam)
Alex VanHoudt, Vice President (email Alex)
John Schutte, Secretary (email John)
Trevor Harris, Treasurer (email Trevor)
Tara Young, VP of Activities (email Tara)
Sam Schonfeld, Webmaster (email Sam)


Graduate senators represent graduate students in ASNMSU. We currently have 6 seats in the ASNMSU senate, half of which are elected in the fall and half in the spring.
Ali Nasirian
Ehtesham Shareef
Nima Dehkordi
Prasamsa Dhakal
Swagotom Sarker
Ugochukwu Ogbue

Our Graduate Senators represent us in Associated Students of NMSU (ASNMSU).