Some students have struggled to find affordable housing and live comfortably.
The graduate student assembly voted Annie Rappeport and Autumn Perkey into their new roles Wednesday.
International graduate students submitted questions about fees, the overall campus environment and finding community on campus.
The body's president and 15 representatives signed onto a letter to UMD officials.
Some TAs say they've seen a spike in attendance at their office hours.
The GSG also passed a resolution calling for better allocation of graduate student fees.
Laffin will be assuming the office of current GSG President Annie Rappeport.
Members voted to add a Local and Civic Engagement Committee, among other changes.
The legislation would have allowed graduate student workers to unionize legally.
Under the revised constitution, the body would have two vice presidents instead of its current eight.