University of Washington School of Public Health

Apply to be GPSS Liaisons & Join GPSS Committees


*GPSS is looking for graduate and professional students to serve as GPSS Liaisons on the following committees and board. This is a great chance that you serve for the graduate student body as well as a fabulous learning opportunity. For information about liaisons’ term and expectation, please see M-11-16: Memorandum on GPSS Liaison Term. 

To apply, please send your resume and application form to GPSS President, Elloise Kim, at

Note that the due date for PACS, SAF, STF, CSFC, and U-PASS AB applications have been extended to Tuesday, Oct. 10th, 11:59 pm. Other committees will be open till their position are filled. 


Every Monday, 3:30-5:30 pm in HUB 303

The Student Technology Fee paid by all matriculated students of the University of Washington pays for additional technological needs of students, both in and out of their regular classes. The STF is entirely student operated and funded. The STF committee regularly appropriates just shy of $5 million into almost one hundred proposals yearly. The committee consist of 4 ASUW appointees, 3 GPSS appointees, ASUW Finance & Budget Director, GPSS Treasurer, STF officers, and ex-officio members appointed by the University Administration. 2 seats are open. Interviews may be asked for applicants.

SERVICES & Activities Fee (SAF) Committee

Every Friday, 1-3 pm in HUB 303

The Services & Activities Fee (SAF) committee is a University committee that allocates the Services and Activities Fee paid by students. The SAF Committee develops annual recommended budgets detailing how funds collected from the S&A fee should be spent. The committee also recommends the fee level each year. The recommended budget is presented to the Board of Regents for their approval along with recommendations from the Vice Provost for Student Life. The committee consist of 4 ASUW appointees, 3 GPSS appointees, ASUW Finance & Budget Director, GPSS Treasurer, and 2 non-voting member appointed by the Faculty Senate and 3non-voting member appointed by the University Administration. 2 seats are open. Interviews may be asked for applicants.


Every Friday, 3:30-5 pm in GBR

PACS is a committee of students, collaborating to advise the provost on University budgets and initiatives. PACS consists of 3 ASUW and 3 GPSS appointees, ASUW President and Director of Academic Affairs, GPSS President and Director of University Affairs, ASUW Bothell President, ASUW Tacoma President. PACS work on the following subjects:

  • Annual budgets
  • Tuition levels and state tuition policy proposals 
  • Long-range budget and allocation planning, with particular reference to student concerns
  • Admissions and enrollment management
  • Advising and collaboration with College Council student members

While adequate knowledge of budgeting and planning will be a plus, it is not required. A committee member’s term is up to 2 years with the consent of the GPSS President. 2 seats are open. Interviews may be asked for applicants.


WEEKLY: See previous years’ meeting schedule

Campus Sustainability Fund is to create sustainable campus and foster an environmentally conscious university culture by funding student-led projects that lessen the university’s environmental impact. The allocation of the Fund is administered by the CSF Committee. The committee consists of 7 student voting members and 3 ex-officio, non-voting advisors. 1 seat is open. Interviews may be asked for applicants.


Biweekly: TBD by committee members’ best availability 

The Universal Student U-PASS Advisory Board (U-PASS AB) serves as a student-run oversight committee for the Universal Student U-PASS program. The U-PASS AB is comprised of 6 ASUW representatives 3 GPSS. Working in conjunction with advisers from UW Transportation Services and UW Student Life, the U-PASS AB represents the UW student population’s interests in the U-PASS program and works to ensure its long-term health and effectiveness. 2 seats are open. Interviews may be asked for applicants.


The Environmental Health and Safety Advisory Board is to advise the President and the Provost on the implementation of the policy set forth in this order, to recommend such changes as the Board deems desirable, and to serve as a resource and guide to EH&S, the University Health and Safety Committees, and the other units with related responsibilities. As part of these duties, the Board:

  • Reviews University data relevant to environmental health and safety;
  • Identifies and recommends institutional environmental health and safety goals;
  • Advocates for a healthy and safe University environment; and
  • Identifies areas to best integrate and coordinate University functions and efforts that promote health and safety.

1 seat is open.



If a UW library user thinks the library has made an error or if one has a special situation that made it difficult for her to return or renew materials on time, she may file an appeal. The Library Fines Appeals Committee is the body that reviews appeals and decides if charges may be upheld, reduced or cancelled. The Library Fines Appeals Committee consists of a faculty member and students and it makes its decision independently of the Libraries. 1 seat is open.


Monthly, 9-10:30 am in GRB 142

FCR shall be responsible for all matters of policy relating to research. Faculty Code, Sec 42-37. 1 seat is open.


Monthly, 1:30-3 pm in Odegaard 320

FCSA shall be responsible for all matters of policy relating to non-academic student affairs such as financial aid, housing, regulation of social affairs, eligibility rules, intercollegiate athletics, and general student welfare. Faculty Code, Sec 42-38. 1 seat is open.


Twice per quarter9-10:30 am in Odegaard 320

FCTCP shall be responsible for matters of academic and non-academic policy between and among the campuses of the University of Washington. Faculty Code, Sec 42-46. Someone who attended UW Bothell or Tacoma as an undergrad will be prioritized. 1 seat is open.


Check the meeting schedule and locations 

FCUFS shall be responsible for all matters of policy relating to university facilities and services such as building needs, space utilization, supplies and equipment, administrative services, and parking and traffic problems. Faculty Code, Sec 42-39. 1 seat is open.


Thursdays, Oct 19-Dec.7, Jan. 4-25 5:30-7:30 at Maple Hall

The Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) exists as a co-governance committee which enables residential students to take greater ownership in their residential experience by teaching them about the Housing and Food Services (HFS) budget and giving them space to advocate for their community’s budget concerns. This committee’s major task is to set the FY19 Budget and FY19 Rate Proposal of HFS. 1 seat is open.


Every Tuesday 5-7 pm in GWN 301

ASUW Senate works increase democratic access to the Association and to provide a broad-based student forum for discussion of salient issues. Along with GPSS Vice President of Internal Affairs, a GPSS liaison will serve to facilitate communications between GPSS and the ASUW senate body. 1 seat is open.


Thursdays in Oct & Nov, 12:30-2 pm

The committee will be responsible for setting this year’s ASUW legislative agenda for the ASUW that is the guiding document for Office of Government Relations lobbying priorities and the ASUW as a whole. A GPSS liaison will work with committee members to identify issues to include in this year’s agenda. Students will have to be available to meet from 12:30 to 2 pm on Thursdays during October and Early November. No special knowledge or experience is required, just an interest in these issues. 1 seat is open.


The HUB Board of Representatives shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Director of the HUB and help provide the vision, voice, and direction of the student union. The committee will meet at 3:30-5 pm on Oct 26,Nov 30, Jan 18, Mar 1, Apr 12, May 24. 1 seat is open.


GPSS runs various committees throughout the year. Any graduate and professional student is welcome to join. Your interest and participation will suffice; no previous experience or expert knowledge is expected. We are looking for people for the following committees:


If you are interested in improving diversity, equity, and inclusion of the graduate student life, this is a committee you want to join. This committee makes plans for and discussion of advocacy, collaboration, and interdisciplinary efforts for diversity on campus. The more representation we have, the better we can reflect the diversity of our graduate and professional student body. Diversity Committee will have its first meeting on October 6th (Fri) at 5 pm in HUB 303. All the following meetings will be determined by the best availability of committee members. Please email to Giuliana Conti, GPSS Secretary, for any questions you may have at


SLAB and FLAB are the steering committees for the GPSS state and federal legislative priorities. Committee members engage with the graduate and professional student body at large and conduct comprehensive researches to address issues at the state and federal level through legislative agendas and talking points. Members also assist in coordinating “Huskies on the Hill,” the annual lobby day in Olympia. If you are interested in serving on SLAB and/or FLAB, please contact Matt Muñoz, GPSS Vice President of External Affairs at


Science and Policy Committee (S&P) works to enhance the discourse between scientists and policy makers through advocacy, professional development, and student empowerment. The committee assists student scientists in developing their skills in communications across disciplines and to the general public; it promotes the public awareness of research at UW and provides opportunities to develop partnership in the community; and it supports diversity and other initiatives in the science-policy interface. If you are interested in S&P, please contact Matt Muñoz, GPSS Vice President of External Affairs at or committee chair Scott Spence at


GSEC works to ensure a high quality educational experience for graduate and professional students at UW. The committee assess graduate student experience through surveys, focus group, and discussions with GPSS Senator and their constituents to ascertain the student needs; it organizes social and informational events that build a community among student of different departments and colleges collaborating with university organizations and colleges/schools; it promotes the GPSS’ services and goals to the greater UW community; it also updates the GPSS Senate on university issues and concerns related to student life such as technology, transportations, health, and student services. . If you are interested in GSEC, please contact Tori Hernandez, GPSS Vice President of internal Affairs at