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The Graduate Assistant Advisory Committee (GAAC; pronounced G-doubleA-C) was created in accordance with the University System of Maryland (USM) Meet and Confer policy. This policy facilitates formal discussions between Graduate Assistants (GAs) and university administration about employment issues such as compensation and benefits. For more information on what Meet and Confer means click here.

We listen to you and dialogue with the administration about any work related issues. We listen to you, we speak on behalf of you.

At present, the GAAC functions independently of the GSA, providing a platform specifically for GAs to voice their concerns. We strive to productively work and coordinate with administrators to continue a good work environment and bring about positive changes for GAs. If you have any questions or an issue you would like brought to the administration’s attention, please contact us.


Please find our latest myUMBC Group posts below!

  • Disregard postcard about enrollment in health benefits

    Did you receive a health benefits postcard? Disregard it.
    Did you receive a postcard that looks like this? If so, disregard it. The postcard was sent to all individuals on the State's master payroll file, which includes Graduate Assistants. The State...
    Posted: September 19, 2017 11:07 AM
  • Welcome Back, Graduate Assistants!

    We at the Graduate Assistant Advisory Committee (GAAC) would like to give all graduate assistants (returning and new) a warm welcome to UMBC! For those that do not know, the GAAC is the body...
    Posted: September 6, 2017 8:47 AM
  • Success! Your participation in surveys saved you money!

    Thanks to your feedback, GAs keep insurance at no extra cost
    The Graduate Assistant Advisory (GAAC) council would like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to all the Graduate Assistants (GAs) that participated in the surveys or provided feedback over the past year on...
    Posted: August 6, 2017 9:41 AM
  • Give Maryland students the right to collectively bargain

    Sign petition for support of HB 1250 TODAY
    Dear Graduate Assistants, A student advocacy group at College Park, the Fearless Student Employees coalition (made up of the student government and GAAC), has been working on a bill to allow all...
    Posted: March 2, 2017 2:11 PM