GSA Executive Board

The GSA Executive Board consists of elected graduate students charged with advocating for graduate student concerns and interests and representing graduate students at large. They perform a variety of roles, such as: coordinating Council meetings, appointing grads to campus committees, bringing grad concerns to administrators, ensuring that reps get paid and allocated funding is distributed, and participating in the statewide UC Student Association. Officers are elected at the end of spring quarter for an annual term. Job descriptions and information about the nomination process can be found here.

The 2018-2019 Board:

Other Important Roles:

Previous Boards:

• 2017-18 Board

 

UCSC Graduates Demand Equal Pay for Equal Work! 

 

Our monthly wage is $2434 before tax. This monthly wage is only for the 9 months of the year for which we are employed, totaling $21,906 before tax. Santa Cruz is one of the least affordable counties for renters in the country.

 

We demand a Cost of Living Adjustment for every* graduate student to bring us out of rent burden. 
 

At current rates, this amounts to an additonal $1,412 per month.** The COLA must be adjusted annually to keep up with the rental market. 

 

Adjusting salaries for the cost of living is common in private and public sector jobs in California.s. 

 

COLA is also a demand to recognize the precarity of our seasonal unemployment as graduate student workers, who make a monthly wage of $2434 but an annual wage of $21,906, because the UC Boss only employs us for 9 months out of the year. 

 

*Regardless of residence, visa, documentation, employment or funding status

 **Sharing a two- or three-bedroom apartment, based on median rental figures from April 2018 - August 2019 (source: Zillow Rental Index)