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Graduate Student Government

Graduate Student Government

The voice of the graduate student body

The Graduate Student Government is a council of all the Graduate Student Associations (GSAs) at the University of Denver.

The GSG has two goals at the University:

  • One is to foster a sense of community among the graduate students.
  • The other to represent that community and its interests at DU.

GSG is the DU graduate community's representative student government body. As YOUR representative, we are here to serve YOU and advocate for YOUR interests and concerns. For more information on how we are striving to do so, please click on any of the links listed here.

Statement of Inclusiveness

The Graduate Student Government (GSG) affirms the University of Denver's commitment to Inclusive Excellence. Moreover, the GSG believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of our organizational mission.

Inclusive Excellence is embedded and valued in our learning, programming, student involvement, and funding processes. Our commitment to promoting and maintaining a respectful campus community facilitates opportunities for shared understanding among DU graduate students, across academic disciplines, areas of research, and practical expertise.

As such, the GSG resolves to make meaningful contributions to our campus community in ways that both facilitate and promote respect and support for all persons across similarities and differences in background, including but not limited to: race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, nationality, age and disability.

Executive Board 2019-2020

Rode Molla, President | [email protected]  

Rode Shewaye Molla is a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Denver and the Iliff School of Theology Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) in the Study of Religion. Rode is originally from Ethiopia. In her career and ministry in Ethiopia, Rode created a holistic child development curriculum and provided advocacy and social justice-oriented ministries at the national and local levels. In the United States, Rode earned an M.A in Children, Youth, and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, MN, and a Master of Theology (Th.M.) from Western Theological Seminary Holland, MI. During that time, Rode worked in the Church; International Students Offices; as a Graduate Teaching Assistant; and a Resident Chaplain. Rode also served in the University of Denver Graduate students Government as a Senator for the last two years representing the Joint Doctoral Program in the Study of Religion. Rode's research and writing focuses on decolonizing oppressive practices, images, and embodied normative rules and ideologies through an interdisciplinary methodology that at the intersection of postcolonial theory, political and public theologies, intercultural care, borderland, and embodied religious practices. Rode's research claims that we are living in the neoliberal and neocolonial era that does not allow human being bodies to function with agentic subjectivity and shared values. Therefore, her research is committed to creating and sustaining in-between and intercultural subjectivity through embodied care and holistic educational practices.




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