The goals of the RGSA are: to promote the interests and welfare of RSENR graduate students; to serve as a commons for all RSENR graduate students to provide input on RSENR policy, curriculum, and operation; to serve as a conduit of information relevant to graduate education in RSENR and UVM; to promote an intellectual and social community of graduate education; and to sponsor opportunities for academic and professional development among its members.
From the RSENR graduate student body, five officers will be elected each spring to serve on the Executive Committee for the following academic year. The Executive Committee will hold graduate student body-wide meetings at least once per semester, and regular meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all Rubenstein School graduate students as well.
Other duties of the Executive Committee include maintaining graduate student facilities in the Aiken Center, including computers and printers.
The RGSA Executive Committee manages a mini-grant program each semester to support RSENR graduate student research and organizes the RSENR Seminar Series each fall semester. The Association also facilitates a mentoring program to connect graduate and undergraduate students.