Graduate Students of the Four Faculties (GSFF)

  • Description

    • Graduate Students of the Four Faculties (GSFF) is a graduate student run organization at the University of Denver. Overall, GSFF has two main goals. The first goal of this organization is to help graduate students, in the departments of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Math, and Engineering and Computer Science, fund their conference endeavors. The funding that is partially reimbursed to graduate students each quarter helps to ease the financial expenses that most conferences create due to the combined costs of airfare, hotel, and numerous conference fees. GSFF is here to help ease that financial burden as much as we can. The second goal of GSFF is to discuss and/or address any issues that may arise pertaining to graduate students’ needs at DU. In addition to discussing and addressing these issues, a member of the GSFF Executive Council attends all GSG (Graduate Student Government; meetings to voice any concerns and/or issues that GSFF (including the graduate students represented by GSFF) has and wants to express. If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact one of the GSFF officers or your departmental representative.

  • GSFF Affiliations

    • University of Denver
      University of Denver
    • University of Denver
    • Graduate Student Government

  • Service Opportunities

    • Help Plan the Graduate Research and Performance Symposium


      University of Denver Graduate Students are collaborating across campus to launch an interdisciplinary symposium that celebrates the graduate level research across more than 130 academic departments.  If you would like to be involved in planning the symposium please contact on of the current Graduate Student Government (GSG) officers:

      Fatima Zahrae Chrifi Alaoui, Director of Inclusiveness:

      Leslie Rossman, President:


  • GSFF Events

  • GSFF Announcements


      We have decided to implement a funding buffer zone. For the Spring quarter, this zone is May 11, 2015 - May 28, 2015. If you attend a conference during this time period, you now have the option to either apply for Spring funding or Fall funding.

      The Spring funding meeting is now May 29, 2015. Completed applications must be in hand to your representative by this meeting.

    • Spring Funding Applications Reminder

      We are accepting applications for conferences taking place from week seven of Winter Quarter 2014 until week seven of Spring Quarter 2015. Dates: February 23, 2015 - May 11, 2015. Deadline for funding applications to representative is May 15, 2015.

      All receipts must be in hand.


    • Proposal for the Graduate Research and Performance Summit Fund

      Title of Event:

      Breaking Down the Silos: Presenting Cross-Disciplinary Graduate Student Research

      Target Audience:
      DU Graduate students.

      Brief Description:
      The Research and Performance Summit: Breaking Down the Silos on cross-disciplinary research examines the nature of disciplinary practices, and the interdisciplinary practices that arise in the context of graduate student research. As a graduate body at the University of Denver, we want to celebrate interdisciplinary scholarship, which involves the process of answering complex questions and solving problems that cannot be addressed within the bounds of a discipline. It can be said, then, that all scholarship embodies the spirit of interdisciplinarity. In this way, we understand interdisciplinary practice as the integration of insights from multiple domains of knowledge to produce a more holistic analysis of the most pressing contemporary challenges. It is also an invitation to showcase the wide-ranging multi-disciplinary and transdisciplinary work of the graduate students to the DU community.

      Each panel and each performance will be paired with a University of Denver upper level doctoral student who will act as a discussant. The panel topic will feed into each individual poster session. There will be total of 4 panel sessions with corresponding poster presentations consisting of 145 graduate student participants presenting in total. In addition, there will be an all day standing poster presentation of each individual graduate program representing their historical footprint within the sesquicentennial.
      We seek proposals for traditional academic papers, live performances and experimental formats. Papers, performances and experimental panels might want to consider the following categories:

      • Social Justice
      • Contemporary Issues
      • Public Good
      • Global Perspectives

      Contact Persons
      President of Graduate Student Government, Leslie Rossman:

      Associate Provost, Dr. Barbara Wilcots:

      Associate Dean of AHSS, Dr. Eleanor McNees:

    • We are back for the 2014-2015 school year!



      Grad Student Reps Needed Interested in serving your department in the GSFF? For a list of student reps and department heads, look under the Contact Info link. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Nathan Duval at

This portfolio last updated: May 1, 2015 9:56:24 AM