GPSA March Meeting Summary

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Casino Night April 16, 2015

Join us for the first annual Casino Night at UCSF—an evening filled with games, food, drinks, and a chance to win prizes! Gambling tables include poker, black jack, craps, and roulette. The Bay Area’s premier band, Ascension, has been invited for your entertainment. Casino Night is happening on Thursday, April 16, 5-8 p.m. at Millberry Union. Please RSVP for the event at the Events tab of Space is limited.

Sexual Violence Task Force

The Sexual Violence Task Force (SVTF) is gaining momentum across the UC campuses. Currently the SVTF is looking for UCSF representatives to attend conferences every 3 to 4 weeks. Students can get involved with planning of events and raising awareness even if they cannot attend all the meetings. Please direct questions to GPSA.

Submit GPSA Position Applications for 2015–2016 by March 27

All students are encouraged to run for 1 of 6 positions on the executive board of the Graduate and Professional Student Association. The candidate applications are due Friday, March 27. Being on the board of GPSA will allow you to immerse yourself in exciting and challenging world of student leadership. GPSA students are closely involved with student organizations, administrative staff and leadership faculty. The current GPSA students will prepare a summary of experiences and recommendations to pass down to the incoming cabinet. To find out about the available positions and the application process, check out our Elections tab on Any questions about the process can be directed to the author.

Alcohol Policy Enforced During On-Campus Student Events

UCSF Risk Management is requiring that any student event on campus wishing to serve alcoholic beverages have a faculty or staff chaperone throughout the duration of the event. The responsibilities of the chaperone include enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 years and monitoring the students for appropriate use of alcohol during the event. Currently, any faculty of staff member above legal drinking age is considered a valid chaperone.

If an event serving alcoholic beverages is being held off-campus, then it may not use any advertisement highlighting affiliation with UCSF. Gatherings held at a facility with a bartender enforcing the legal age limit do not require a chaperone. Jennifer Rosko of Student Life will meet with any student who wishes to serve alcohol during an event to make sure that both the student’s needs and the campus policy are being met.

GPSA Wants to Hear YOUR Opinion!

If you are moved to take action regarding a student issue, or would like to respond to this column, email GPSA at [email protected]. We are listening!

For more information on GPSA-sponsored events and GPSA monthly meetings please visit