The SIU Student Health Initiative (SHI) is a public education and policy initiative dedicated to implementing the recommendations of the Student Insurance Task Force and to bringing the student insurance plan into full compliance with the Affordable Care Act of 2010. The SHI is organized by the students of Southern Illinois Carbondale — undergraduate and graduate, traditional and non-traditional, on-campus and commuter. Sign the SHI petition and check us out on Facebook!
During the fall of 2014, both the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) passed resolutions calling on the Board of Trustees to bring ACA compliant healthcare to the students of SIU. Â These resoluations can be found here: USG ResolutionÂ & GPSC Resolution.
Read a USG-GPSC Joint Letter to the Board of Trustees from July 22, and see the Student Health Initiative on WSIL-Channel 3 on July 14, 2014.
Check out these resources:
(1) SHI Position Statement
(2) SHI Benefit Comparison
(3) SHI Fact Sheet
(4) SHI Comparing Area University Health Insurance
(5)Â SHI Stories from Students
Next week GPSC will have a copy of the STUDENT TRUSTEE 2014 SPECIAL ELECTION RULES AND PROCEDURES packet for those who are interested.
August 18, 19, & 20 = Advertise Availability of Petitions
August 18 = Petitions Available for Student Trustee
August 25 = Petitions Due to the DOS Office at 12 noon
August 25 = MANDATORY Candidate Meeting, 5:00 p.m.
August 26 = Campaigning Begins
August 27 = Candidate Debate
September 1 = Labor Day/No Classes
September 3 & 4 = Elections
September 10 & 11 = September Board Meeting = Edwardsville
After a long election night, your new GPSC elected officers are:
Matt Ryg – President
Patrick Hunn – Vice President for Administrative Affairs
Amanda Barnard – Vice President for Graduate SchoolÃ‚Â Affairs
Graduate Council Representatives
There were a tremendous amount of quality applications turned in and the decisions were tough. We thank all who applied and we congratulate the following recipients.
Alessandra Araujo, David Burkart, Trent Cameron, Charleve Carey, Jake Crandal, Anushka Dikshit, Benjamin Dory, Aniruddha Ghosh, Emi Hayashi, Jennifer Hewerdine, Kevin Horn, Savannah Howe, Patrick Hunn, Emily Isgur, Jessica Jolly, Jyoti Kapali, Chintia Kirana, Lucas Kirschman, Tim Knudson, Brandon LaBumbard, Chuangjun Liu, Josiah Maine, George Manning, Jaci McDole, Carlos Medina, Mohammed Abdulridha Merzah, Ann Munch, Natalie Nash, Jenny Paul, Severin Presswood, Shivakumar Rajamanickam, Artur Rombenso, Kristin Rosche, Julie Smirl, Genna Stodden, Ashley Suiter, Kevin Taylor, Jillian Thompson, Michelle Wood,
and Meiling Zhang.
The Graduate and Professional Student Council solicits opinions from its constituency, discusses, and takes positions on such issues as graduate assistantships, fee increases, grievance procedures, campus safety and other matters of relevance to graduate students. The GPSC President and Executive Board communicate constituency concerns to the campus administration and the Board of Trustees. The Council also serves as a resource for graduate and professional students regarding various university services.
- The GPSC constituency consists ofÃ‚Â all part and full-timeÃ‚Â graduate and professional studentsÃ‚Â who are enrolled in course workÃ‚Â during the current semester.
- There are more than 5,500 graduate and professional students enrolled in approximately 85 academic programs are represented by the Graduate and Professional Student Council.