All to learn, Learning to Serve, Serve for all
(Faciens discere, Servite doctrina, Omne enim servientes)
To protect and represent the rights, privileges, interests, and concerns of the graduate students at Clarkson University
Welcome to the Clarkson University Graduate Student Association (CUGSA) page! The CUGSA is led by a group of graduate students whose mission is to strengthen the Graduate Student experience across all campuses at the Clarkson University. CUGSA is officially recognized by Clarkson University since 2013. The CUGSA works with the administration on policy and projects that aim to address the needs of graduate students, as well as create social events that engage the graduate student body and promote a healthy community inside and outside of academia.
CUGSA is composed of the Executive Board and the Graduate Council. Due to geographical constraints the main campus (Potsdam Hill Campus) Executive board serves as the CUGSA Executive Board. CUGSA Graduate Council members are the graduate representatives of the different campus communities of Clarkson University. At the present, Graduate Council members hail from four different campus communities i.e Clarkson University main Campus, David D. Reh Business School of Clarkson university main campus, Health Science Department of Clarkson University downtown Potsdam campus and Capital Region Campus of Clarkson University. Together all the Graduate Students Associations of the different campus communities of Clarkson University form the CUGSA.
The CUGSA Supreme Constitution establishes the joint platform for ideas and collaboration between different CU campuses in order to unify interests, welfare, and concerns of the graduate students across all Clarkson University Campuses. The CUGSA Financial bylaws lay out the fundamental rules and guiding principles for conducting independent, transparent and fair financial dealings for all GSAs.
Executive Board Officers
Graduate Council Representatives
Phalanx Award Winning members of CUGSA
Phalanx is the highest honorary society of Clarkson University. More details about phalanx can be found here.
The Constitutions and Bylaws for CUGSA and Potsdam Minor GSA were drafted by Jaeide Jawahill (President of CUGSA, 2018-2019) and Patrick Conlon (Vice President of CUGSA, 2018-2019). The documents were ratified and brought into effect by the CUGSA Graduate Council for the year 2019-2020 on May 2020 led by the presiding president Sandip Purnapatra (2019-Present).
This website was developed and designed by Marzieh Babaeianjelodar and Priyanka Das, the CUGSA councillors of 2019-2020 for the convenience of Graduate Students community, with the support of the CUGSA PR Team (Alexia Lamb, Juby Varghese, Chethani Athukorala, Mahfuza Akter) and the presiding President Sandip Purnapatra (2019- Present). This website was launched in May 2020 by the CUGSA Graduate Council 2019-2020.