The Graduate Students Association (GSA) Elections are finished and here are the 2014 results for candidates, fee initiatives, and constitutional amendments.
Overall, the final graduate student turnout for the election was 25.71 percent (682 total) compared with 37.16 percent for undergraduates (6,684 total).
All fee affirmations and initiatives passed, meaning graduate students will be paying a whopping $40.97 more per quarter.
GSA President: Zach Rentz
VP Budget and Finance: Sasha Coles
VP of Communication and Records: Quinn Mayers
VP of Academic Affairs: Alexander Pucher
VP of External Affairs: Yanira Rivas Pineda
VP of Student Affairs: Jason Hopkins
VP of Internal Affairs: Emma Levine
VP of Committees: Dusty Hoesly
Graduate Student Fee Initiatives
Most initiatives passed by more than a two-thirds' margin except for the MCC fee increase, which passed with only 51.85 percent of the vote.
Arts & Lectures (A&L) Events Fee: Passed
A mandatory fee of $5.68 per quarter, including summer, in order to support Arts & Lectures.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Support Fee Increase: Passed
A mandatory fee increase of $21.39 (including summer) per quarter, in order to support Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).
Disabled Students Program Fee Continuation: Passed
$1 per student per quarter compulsory fee.
Graduate Students Association (GSA) Food Bank Fund Continuation: Passed
85 cents per graduate student, per quarter (excluding summer) to help fund the operational and food expense costs of the Associated Students Food Bank.
GSA Conference Travel Grant Fund Fee: Passed
A mandatory fee of $4.28 (including summer) per quarter, in order to create a fund, available to all graduate students via application, for conference travel grants.
GSA Subsidized Summer MTD Buss Pass Fee: Passed
A mandatory fee of $2.85 (excluding summer) per quarter, in order to fund subsidized MTD one-month summer bus passes for non-registered continuing graduate students.
MultiCultural Center (MCC) Fee Continuation: Passed
A $1.75 per quarter compulsory fee ($1 during summer quarter) to fund the MultiCultural Center.
MultiCultural Center (MCC) Support Fee Increase: Passed
A mandatory fee increase of $6.77 ($6.06 in summer) per quarter, in order to further support the MultiCultural Center.
Amendments to the Graduate Students Association Constitution: Passed
For more details on the amendment change, see the 2014 Constitutional Amendment page.