Graduate Association of Sociologists (G.A.S.)
The Graduate Association of Sociologists (GAS) is a student organization set up to promote the personal, professional, and academic development of graduate sociology students. GAS also provides a forum for graduate sociology students to discuss their collective concerns. In this capacity GAS functions to:
- Act as a resource for student questions regarding student life and any issues that may arise during the course of the semester.
- Serve as a liaison between faculty and students. In this capacity, GAS meets with the department chair twice during the semester. Additionally, a GAS representative attends faculty meetings to distribute meeting minutes to students.
- Provide travel funds for students who travel to conferences.
- Organize social events periodically throughout the semester to bring students together in a casual atmosphere of fun and camaraderie.
GAS meets once a month to discuss any questions, comments or concerns of the students. Meetings are open to any student who wishes to raise a question or bring an issue to the attention of GAS members. Meeting times for the Fall 2014 are to be determined.
GAS is proud to offer a limited amount of travel assistance for presenters and attendees of professional conferences. Both presenters and attendees need to submit a reimbursement form and receipts for conference registration. Additionally, presenters will need to submit a receipt for membership and a photocopy of your presentation(s) from the conference program.
Application for Reimbursement
Applicants are encouraged first to apply to funds from the Graduate School.
GAS organizes a variety of casual and professional social events throughout the year. Typical events include an annual Fall Welcome Picnic, Town Hall Q&A with the department chair, holiday parties, brown bag lunches, post-colloquium ‘happy hours’ and celebratory end-of-the-semester dinners. If you have an idea for an event, please contact a GAS member.
Join our Facebook group to keep abreast of the latest social and professional news of your fellow students.
Your 2014-2015 GAS representatives are:
Kelsey Henke firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Jean-Baptiste email@example.com