Articles tagged: gusa


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Georgetown distributes $6 million of CRRSAA grants to undergraduate and graduate students 

Georgetown is distributing $6 million in grants from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act to students.

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GUSA tickets meet for Blaxa town hall focusing on marginalized communities 

The two GUSA executive campaigns answered questions in a virtual town hall hosted by The Blaxa on Feb. 15.

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Kleier and Pejo suspend their ticket after denying allegations of plagiarism

Olivia Kleier (SFS ‘22) and Jon Pejo (COL ‘22) suspended their campaign after allegations they plagiarized.

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GUSA Senate reconvenes with a new speaker, condemns university handling of financial aid 

The GUSA Senate reconvened for its first meeting with a new speaker, focusing on financial aid and the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

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Following a history of disability activism, students push for a Disability Cultural Center

GUSA’s Accessibility Policy Team has launched a campaign for the establishment of a Disability Cultural Center (DCC) that would support the disabled community on Georgetown’s campus.

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GUSA appoints students to GUPD oversight committee

The GUSA Senate confirmed three students as representatives to the GUPD Oversight Student Advisory Committee at their meeting on Dec. 6.

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GUSA works to abolish the Senate and restructure the executive

Several GUSA senators have formed working groups to rewrite GUSA’s constitution with the goal of restructuring advocacy efforts.

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GUSA passes act to support BLF through a new committee

The GUSA Senate passed an act to establish a new committee creating a formal relationship between the Black Leadership Forum (BLF) and GUSA.

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Senators condemn sexism in GUSA

Female senators spoke out against what they see as a sexist environment in GUSA, created by male senators not giving them space to lead. 

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GUSA re-establishes GUPD student oversight board

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution to establish a student advisory committee to oversee the Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) at their meeting on Nov. 8. 

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GUSA Executive reports on midterm progress

GUSA President Nico Ferretti and Vice President Bryce Badger share their term's progress and future goals with the Voice.

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GUSA passes resolution demanding mandatory breaks for students

The GUSA Senate passed a calling for the university to guarantee a minimum number of breaks per semester at their meeting on Nov. 11. 

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Georgetown makes new commitments to on-campus menstrual equity

After years of menstrual equity advocacy from student groups, Georgetown will expand free access to menstrual products in campus buildings. 

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Women of color in GUSA speak out

How they believe the institution has failed them, and how it can improve

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Spring class registration postponed following GUSA Senate resolution

Vice Provost Rohan Williamson announced in an Oct. 20 email the start of class registration for undergraduate students would be pushed back from Nov. 9 to Nov. 30. This move... Read more

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Senate fills vacancy, revises community guidelines

The GUSA Senate voted to confirm a new senator for the class of 2022, Beyza Yazici (SFS ’22), at their meeting on Oct. 11.  After the resignation of Daniella Sanchez... Read more

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Senate supports graduate student union, appoints member working positions

At its second meeting of the term on Oct. 4, the GUSA Senate unanimously passed its first piece of legislation, agreeing to sign and support an open letter from GAGE... Read more

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GUSA elects leadership, swears in new senators

The GUSA Senate elected new leadership and swore in 21 new senators for the 2020-2021 academic year at its Sept. 27 meeting.  GUSA Vice President Bryce Badger (MSB ’21) oversaw... Read more

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GUSA Senate election sees success of progressive candidates

Progressive candidates largely dominated in this year’s GUSA Senate elections, according to official results released by the Election Commission on Sept. 20. The election came amid public internal criticisms of... Read more

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GUSA Senate election petition period extended, four senators drop from the race

Amid a slew of resignations and criticism of GUSA, the GUSA Senate extended the petition period for candidates to get on the ballot for the Senate elections beginning on Sept.... Read more