Shared Governance: Graduate Student Association (GSA)

Updated October 2018


The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is a student organization representing all graduate students at Gallaudet University. Their purpose is to work for the well-being of a represent the interests of graduate students (e.g., promote academic excellence, provide a forum for the expression of opinion by graduate students, facilitate communications and joint activities among Graduate School departments, and to promote the graduate school culture).


This Committee has the following authority:

  • Manages organization’s budget, authorizes expenditures. Advises the faculty, deans, provost, president through participation on the Faculty Senate, University Budget Committee, and other standing and ad hoc committees.
  • Reports to the Board of Trustees at three annual meetings.


NameTitle / Role
Crystal Roberts President
Smitha Kothari Vice President
Erlisa Koci Secretary
Olufemi Ige Treasurer
Catherine O'Brien       Advisor