Legislative Affairs

Our goals:

  1. To be at the forefront of the legislative discussions and proposals that affect graduate students here at Western Michigan University and the nation, more broadly.
  2. To be able to effectively inform graduate students of pertinent legislation affecting graduate education and to advocate on their behalf and with their best interests in mind, at the local, regional, and national level.

Legislation that affects our graduate students is our main concern. Our advocacy efforts focus on five legislative areas:

  • Funding graduate education
  • Open Access to Federally Funded Research
  • Graduate-professional student loans
  • Domestic re-validation of student visas
  • Tax Reform

In conjunction with the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students, our Association advocates for your interests on the Hill! There are two main advocacy events, one in the fall and one in the spring. Check our website for updates on next events!