Standing Committees

Student Affairs Committee – Chair: James Fan (

The Student Affairs Committee shall be tasked with fulfilling GPSA’s mission as it relates to improving the graduate and professional student body through its own programs, initiatives, and events

Community Service Sub-committee – The Community Service sub-committee works to strengthen community engagement among graduate and professional students through offering a variety of ways for students to volunteer or donate their time.
Chair: Steven Di Grazia (

Human Diversity Sub-committee – The Human Diversity sub-committee works to improve representation of and advocate for diverse perspectives in decisions that affect graduate and professional students.
Chair: Kyler Sherman-Wilkins (

Professional Development Sub-committee – The Professional Development sub-committee develops programs and seminars aimed at promoting professional and job related opportunities for graduate and professional students and coordinate with various offices and organizations at Penn State as necessary.
Chair: Christine Mosich (

Programming Sub-committee – The Programming Committee coordinates entertainment, social, involvement, and educational events for the benefit of the graduate and professional community.
Chair: Brian Conway (

Grad Cup Sub-committee – The Grad Cup sub-committee coordinates and plans the largest event hosted by GPSA. Grad Cup is a field day where graduate and professional students form teams and compete to win. It is a great event to meet those outside of your department and is a brilliant way to wrap up the year.
Chair: James Fan (


Advocacy Committee – Chair: Matt Krott (

The Advocacy Committee shall be tasked with fulfilling GPSA’s mission as it relates to improving the graduate and professional student body by advocating for policies or initiatives to outside parties within the university and in the community.

Healthcare Sub-committee – The Healthcare sub-committee coordinates and brings the GPSA student concerns related to healthcare to the administration. The committee also works to improve the process, transparency, and dissemination of healthcare information to students at Penn State.
Chair: Open Position


Internal Development Committee – Chair: Open Position

The Internal Development Committee keeps records of all legislation brought before the Assembly. At the direction of the Executive Board or Assembly, the Internal Development committee may also be charged with drafting amendments to the Constitution or Bylaws of the Graduate and Professional Student Association.

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