The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) offers services, advocacy, and community for over 3,900 graduate students at Carleton University.

We work to ensure graduate student representation throughout the university, and advocate at the municipal, provincial and federal levels on issues including affordable education, accessible public transit, research funding, academic freedom, and ending rape culture. Several of these campaigns, as well as lobbying, are done in partnership with other students’ unions across Canada through the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), a pan-Canadian student union representing over 500,000 students from over 80 universities and colleges.

The GSA is administered by 5 part-time executive members (a president and 4 vice-presidents), whom are elected by graduate students each spring for a one-year term. The executive and staff carry out the business of the GSA Council, which is the legislative authority of the GSA and has the final word on all matters.

On this site you will find many ways to get involved in your GSA, whether it is by representing your department on GSA Council or the Graduate Academic Caucus, participating in campaigns with the Political Action Committee, or other programming organized through the GSA. The best way to stay informed is to sign-up for the weekly Grad Bulletin, an email newsletter that includes upcoming events, job and funding opportunities, and much more. Sign up for the Grad Bulletin in the subscribe box to the right.

Where Your Money Goes

2017-18 Graduate Student Levies and Fees
GSA Operating Fee88.82
GSA Capital Development Fund3.00
GSA Accessibility Fund3.00
GSA Sexual Assault Support Centre Fund1.09
Canadian Federation of Students (-National, -Ontario, & -Services)8.24
OPIRG – Carleton3.57
WUSC – Carleton0.60
Foot Patrol0.41
The Leveller1.69
Garden Spot1.15
Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass)~199.68
Health, Dental, and Accident Plan388.00