Graduate Students of the Four Faculties (GSFF) is a graduate student run organization at the University of Denver. Overall, GSFF has two main goals.
(1)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.
(2) 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(s).
University of Denverhttp://www.du.edu
Graduate Student Government
GSFF Spring Quarter Meetings 2021
- 1st Meeting: Wednesday, April 14th at 2pm
- 2nd Meeting: Thursday, April 29th at 9am
- 3rd Meeting: Thursday, May 13th at 9am
- FINAL FUNDING MEETING: Wednesday, May 26th at 2pm
All Spring 2021 meetings will be held via Zoom. Each meeting will have a distinct Zoom link that will be provided in each Meeting Agenda email.
The schedule and modalities of Fall 2021 meetings will be shared closer to the start of the Fall Quarter.
GSFF Solidarity Statement with RAHR
Approved by the Board and Representatives (10/30/2020)
We, the Executive Board and the Representatives of the Graduate Students of the Four Faculties (GSFF), stand in firm solidarity with Righteous Anger, Healing Resistance (RAHR). One of GSFF’s main goals is to discuss and/or address any issues that may arise pertaining to graduate student needs at DU, and to give these issues voice through representation at Graduate Student Government (GSG). The tokenization, marginalization, and silencing of marginalized students at DU is a serious issue pertaining to student needs and affecting the entire DU community. As such, GSFF joins GSG and other student organizations in supporting the protest and advocacy efforts of RAHR.
In response to the University’s failure to address RAHR’s demands for institutional accountability and change, we stand in solidarity with RAHR, the Native Student Alliance, and all marginalized DU students. The Chancellor's decision to ignore these demands most affects those students who are already underrepresented on campus and further marginalizes them. Moreover, it creates an atmosphere in which the status quo and tradition are valued over DU’s students and changes that are necessary for the future integrity of this institution. Without the very students whose voices are being dismissed, diversity at DU would disappear. DU cannot continue to tokenize students in the name of “inclusive excellence.”
Therefore, GSFF joins many DU students, including the representatives of GSG, Undergraduate Student Government, College of Education Student Association, and a growing number of other student associations in standing in solidarity with RAHR’s #NoMorePios campaign to remove the Pioneer moniker.
Further, we fully support RAHR’s right to protest, RAHR’s right to be heard, and RAHR's courage in this important work. We stand in solidarity with RAHR.
Grad Student Reps Needed
Are you a DU graduate student interested in serving GSFF and helping your department connect with GSFF funding? To see our current student representatives, look under the Contact link. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact GSFF President Emily Abellon at email@example.com. We always welcome more voices!