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The Graduate Student Senate is the official voice of graduate and professional students across a wide range of disciplines at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. We serve over 6000 students that have chosen to continue their education for the purpose of extending the boundaries of human knowledge and improving the lives of people in the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. This body consists of student representatives from each academic department of the University that offers graduate or advanced professional degrees or graduate certificates. 

The senator’s duties are to voice concerns and propose ideas to improve the graduate student experience. Our role in GSS is to advocate for all graduate/professional students and convey their views/priorities to the UT administration.

Serving in the Graduate Student Senate is both an amazing opportunity and a serious responsibility. We are obligated to represent our fellow constituents. It is our duty to serve as a liaison between the UT administration and the graduate student body. We hope to strategize with our fellow graduate student senators to identify common goals and implement plans to make our shared goals a reality.


Latest News

September 16, 2022 The second Senate Meeting will be held in SU 169 at 5:30pm on September 28, 2022

August 5, 2022 Join us for free food, games, and giveaways at the Welcome Back Mixer at 6 PM on Tuesday, August 23 at Circle Park Lawn!

April 29, 2022 Graduate Student Senate is hosting a Graduate Student Town Hall at 5:30 PM on Thursday, May 5, 2022 in Student Union room 169. Students can also attend virtually via zoom.

April 21, 2022 The results GSS election are now available!

April 4, 2022 GPSAW week has officially begun!! Check out the calendar of events.