Full-time faculty and staff at this university are allowed up to 12 weeks of parental leave.
The group started the semester with fewer representatives than last year, but is now at similar numbers.
The organization tends to pass a resolution calling for graduate worker collective bargaining every year, although not always unanimously.
The organization's first priority this semester is to increase its recruiting effort.
University of Maryland government and politics doctoral student Autumn Perkey will serve as the GSG’s president for the next academic year.
Almost 50 graduate students presented research in various fields.
The GSG also passed a resolution that calls on the university’s administration to phase out the athletics fee for graduate students.
The goal of gathering the data is to understand the extent and types of abuses graduate assistants face while also recording and documenting them.
FSE is looking to work directly with departments to make changes at the legislative level.
EcoGrads was previously aimed for graduate students, but real estate developer Mark Manzo said they no longer want to be locked into only graduate students because of the legal ramifications the development company could endure.