Why do we have a “GISA”? What’s our mission? In one line: to make sure all students have the richest student experience possible during their years at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. According to our statutes:
The goals and purposes of the Association are:
- To represent students in front of the various bodies in and out of the Institute.
- To promote friendly relations between the students and the Institute.
- To promote intellectual debate.
- To promote cultural and athletic activities.
- To support the activities organized by the different autonomous student associations.
- To manage the facilities of the association, or collectively entrusted by the Institute to the students.
- To communicate frequently and in a transparent manner with its members.
This means we work together to make sure that:
- your academic concerns are adequately addressed
- we offer a diverse array of social and cultural activities for the days you’re not at the library
- we communicate effectively and constantly with all Institute officials, faculty, and staff
- we promote students exchange as much as possible to foster a collegial and fun environment in and outside of the classroom
Who makes up GISA?All of us! As a student here, you’re a member of GISA and are welcome to:
- come to our student activities, attend our parties, and participate in our discussions
- enhance the life of the Institute by proposing a new student initiative and apply for funding
- represent your classmates’ interests and concerns as a class representative
- represent your classmates’ interests as an executive committee member
- come to our GAs and shape the future of our association!
How do we carry out our tasks? We collaborate and disseminate easy-to-access information through an executive committee team, class reps, and students in general. Come to GISA meetings to find out more. To find out more about GISA: