Use of the Graduate Programming Fee 

The proceeds of the graduate programming fee are administered by the Graduate Student Government.  The Graduate Student Government provides funding for

  1. Student Umbrella Organizations
    Each graduate or professional student is automatically a member of the umbrella organization of her or his school or Department.  For example, a Law student is a member of the Student Bar Association or a graduate student in the Viterbi School of Engineering is a member of the Viterbi Graduate Student Association.
  2. Conference Travel Fund
    The Conference Travel Fund supports graduate and professional students presenting original research at conferences.
  3. Funding Boards
    Recognized student organizations can apply for financial support for events through various funding boards.
  1. Free Legal Counseling
    The Graduate Student Government offers in cooperation with the Undergraduate Student Government a free legal counseling service for students.

The Graduate Student Government also organizes a wide range of academic and social programming.  For example, popular events are grad bars, excursions, book clubs and the graduate poster symposium.