Ecology Graduate Student Association (EGSA)
As our name suggests, we're a student-run organization. We meet monthly to talk about student issues, such as funding, mentorship and curriculum changes. The monthly meetings are an opportunity to share info across AOEs as AOE representatives often report on recent happenings. We also hear from our GSA liaisons about graduate student concerns campus-wide. Meetings are usually run by the chair(s) and are an open forum for all students to bring their concerns, comments and suggestions to the table.
The EGSA is the voice of the students!
EGSA serves as a focused voice for graduate student concerns to the faculty and administrative offices of the GGE. We take an active role in suggesting and implementing change within the GGE. Two students elected by the EGSA sit on the GGE Executive Committee to represent the opinions of Ecology students. We have student representatives on the Awards and Curriculum committees. Students also serve on the admission committees for each AOE. The EGSA has been instrumental in implementing change to increase diversity within the Ecology community at Davis (see Diversity web page for more details). Student involvement is one of the key elements that makes the GGE work!
In addition to our more serious role within the GGE, we are serious about planning fun events. There is a monthly social hour at a downtown pub, orientation and spring parties, and assorted less formal events throughout the year.
Come Join Us!
All GGE students are invited to attend and can initiate discussion at the meetings. EGSA is your opportunity to get involved and shape your graduate group, please take advantage of it. Remember, you are the EGSA.