Joining a student organization presents many opportunities to learn more about yourself, your goals, and your strengths. Making social and professional connections now will benefit your in your future endeavors.
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is the representative body for graduate students at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Its two key purposes can be divided into representation and services. Its funds are derived from the Mandatory Student Fee ($64 on your bill) and are used to pay GSA staff and fund numerous programs and services offered to GSA members.
The Graduate Student Employees Union is the collective bargaining unit for Teaching Assistants and Graduate Assistants employed by SUNY and paid by the State of New York. Its officers negotiate and enforce the contract with the State of New York, protect the rights of GAs and TAs, and fight for better working conditions for graduate students.
The Student Association is the undergraduate student government. They represent fellow students before the university administration, continuously advocating for their best interests. They also provide a wide range of services, oversee an ever-growing roster of clubs and organizations, and put on memorable events all year long.