The Office of External Affairs
The Office of External Affairs is the arm of GPSA that exists to advocate for, with, and on behalf of over 14,000 ASU graduate and professional students. This office oversees GPSA’s advocacy projects, organizes students around relevant issues, lobbies policy makers, and develops graduate student leaders.
The Office of EA has a key role in drafting the GPSA Advocacy Agenda, which sets the policy priorities of the organization and is approved by the GPSA Assembly. This office also plays a key role in drafting internal GPSA bills to define stances on policy issues.
The Office of EA also oversees the External Affairs Committee, which is open to any graduate student, and its main purpose is to aid in drafting the Advocacy Agenda and other internal legislation.
The Office of EA is staffed by a Vice President of External Affairs who works on national issues and directs the office’s operations, Director of Legislative Affairs who works on State issues, and a Director of Student Advocacy who works on local/university issues.