1. Student Health Insurance
    Michigan Tech Student Health Insurance

    Information about student health insurance, why you need it, what is needed, what insurance to purchase and how to purchase.

    Insurance Payment

    Payment portal for health insurance

    Insurance Web Portal for students

    Current student insurance provider’s web portal: to view, confirm, and print your health insurance card.

    Benefit Services 

    Contacts to employees in Benefit Services office who are located in Lakeshore Center, and can provide complete information about student health insurance.

    Insurance Benchmark

           This document compares insurance policies available for the graduate students at various universities around US. 

     

  2. Co-tenant agreement

    Daniel Heights Co-tenant agreement is a document that helps to share responsibilities among the tenant and the co-tenants. This agreement tries to make sure that every apartment-mate shares all the liabilities, payment of the utilities, repairs, rent payments, and other expenses in an agreeable manner. It might also help set up house rules which are expected to be followed by all the apartment-mates. In a nutshell, this Co-tenant agreement can be a tool to make the living situation in DH more harmonious.

    You can download the agreement form here

     

  3. On Campus Resources
  4. Professional Development
    Building An Effective Resume
    Business Etiquette
    Interview Success
    Presentation Skills
  5. Grants and Fellowships
  6. Student Organization Event Funding
    Discretionary Funding
    Student organizations wishing to apply for Discretionary funds must fill out the appropriate forms and submit them to GSG. To do so :
    1) Read the GSG Discretionary Funding Guidelines , then
    2) Complete the Discretionary Funding Request Form

     

    Surplus Funding
    If you are interested in learning how to apply for a Surplus funding request, read the GSG Surplus Funding Guidelines.
  7. GSG Newsletters
  8. Sustainability Resolution

    A Resolution for Action and Engagement in Sustainable Practice

    at Michigan Technological University

    • Sign up Michigan Technological University Sustainability Pledge here
    Michigan Technological University’s vision is to develop and implement the value of sustainability throughout the campus and community. Principles include demonstrating sustainability leadership, acting as stewards of our natural resources, recognizing the broader social impacts of our decisions, and managing the economic interests of the university to reflect and support those objectives.  Integrating sustainability into the University’s research, teaching, outreach, and operational activities will improve the quality of life for our campus community and promote a healthy environment.
    For Michigan Technological University, sustainability means being accountable to the environmental, social and economic welfare of the campus to secure a more suitable future.
    Michigan Technological University is recognized as a leader in the research of complex problems, innovation, and in understanding the natural world that surrounds us here in the Upper Peninsula. By incorporating knowledge of sustainability into practices and culture across the University, we shall build a resilient community and prevent emergent problems.
    Here we affirm our accountability as individuals and a community to:

    1. Leadership and Innovation

    1. Develop the means to readily recognize new frontiers in sustainability and respond to them.
    2. Reward the innovations of students, staff, faculty, administrators, community partners, and alumni in the generation of sustainability solutions.
    3. Act as a living laboratory to provide  experimental, deliberative, and diverse models for creating the future of Michigan Technological University’s campus.
    4. Furnish leadership opportunities for any students, staff, faculty, administrators, and student organizations, to develop and test transformational innovations in sustainability related policies, practices, and knowledge that address critical, complex, and systems-level challenges of the University.
    5. Integrate sustainability into all of Michigan Technological University’s campus activities and management by setting long-term and measurable goals, establishing mature measurement systems, and harmonizing all campus-wide systems, operations, and personnel.
    6. Contribute substantially to national and international sustainability conversations and solutions through membership, leadership, and service in sustainability-related organizations and forums on and off campus.
    7. Enhance the appreciation of the interconnections between human prosperity and ecological health through education and outreach.
    8. Incorporate sustainability learning opportunities into daily life across the University, focusing on topics concerning environmental impact and natural resource management, water quality and climate adaptation/mitigation, and ethics of responsible social and economic behavior in the built environment, respectively.
    9. Use innovative technological services to make sustainability practices accessible to all.

    2. Environmental Sustainability

    1. Account for the direct and indirect impacts created by Michigan Technological University’s consumption and disposal of natural resources.
    2. Ensure biodiversity, ecosystem health, and sustainable landscaping are prioritized in facilities development and operation.
    3. Increase our outreach efforts toward natural resource managers, scientists, practitioners, and the community as a whole, to share research, knowledge, and volunteers related to sustainable resource management.
    4. Utilize biotic and abiotic systems to enhance the function, aesthetics, and character of the campus.
    5. Identify and restore ecologically sensitive areas on campus.
    6. Advocate for legislation that promotes sustainability for our broader community networks.

    3. Social Sustainability

    1. Recognize broader social impacts and global consequences of individual actions.
    2. Value the contribution of diverse stakeholders and campus community members in the classrooms, research, cultural programming and expression.
    3. Embrace the fundamental ethical right of all human beings, both now and in the future, to access healthy food, clean water and air, dependable healthcare, a living wage, affordable housing and education.
    4. Recognize human beings are intrinsically connected to nature, and therefore share a collective commitment to treat nature with the highest level of care that is attainable.
    5. Direct decision-making activities to follow moral and ethical rules of conduct to balance resource access and equality, and to comport in an open and transparent fashion with all University community members.  This includes:
      1. Ensuring the policies and initiatives adopted on our campus will not place unequal burden on any minority group.
      2. Supporting the personal and professional development of individuals from all walks of life.
      3. Promoting a high quality of life for students, faculty and staff at Michigan Technological University.
      4. Engaging in democratic processes and discourse for the management of shared spaces and resources.
      5. Committing to provisioning goods and services from fair sources of trade and labor.

    4. Economic Sustainability

    1. Develop fiscally secure and mature budgets for fundraising, grant seeking, development projects, maintenance, investment, and spending procedures.
    2. Provide economic means for addressing human needs and ensuring the long-term health of ecosystems.
    3. Provide living wages and safe conditions for Michigan Technological University.
    4. Prioritize investment with groups that promote environmental health and the just use of natural resources.
    5. Manage the  benefits derived from university investment to promote equity on Michigan Technological University’s campus.
    6. Promote decisions and initiatives that meet fiscally responsible standards to bolster financial savings from increased operational efficiencies and reduced energy costs.
    In adopting this resolution, Michigan Technological University commits to improving the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of our campus and community; propelling the institution forward empowers Michigan Technological University to be a leader in research and practice related to sustainable systems and solutions. Our leadership will inspire others to pursue innovations in sustainability policies, practices, and knowledge generation that promote equity for society and stewardship of the environment.

    One interesting website in this respect is the Sustainable Keweenaw Resource Center.

    Please encourage your council members to represent your opinion to USG, GSG,
    the University Senate, and BOT.
  9. Borrowing Items from GSG

    Need to borrow some easels and poster boards for your department symposium? What about some slow cookers for your next event? You can request to borrow GSG items using this form and submitting it to gsg@mtu.edu.

  10. Emergency/Healthcare Resources for Graduate Students
  11. Husky Col-Lab
    The Husky ColLab is an initiative from the GSG to promote research collaboration between various departments in the Michigan Tech graduate School. This initiative will help the research track graduate students to interact with fellow researchers from different departments to form a prospective collaboration in order to fulfill their research goals. Many graduate students struggle with the inter-disciplinary nature of their research. There are cases where the solution is a mere comment away but the student has to learn from the basics to build up concept and reach solution. This project helps the students know of the avenues of help/advice that is available from the experts to reduce this learning period..
     
    This project will only include research-track graduate students. Every research-track graduate student (Masters – Thesis and Report, PhD) can choose to be a part of this project.
     
    To enter the directory please fill this form: The Husky ColLab : A Graduate Research Collaboration Initiative
     
    You can search for potential collaborators through this Husky Col-lab document.
     
    The Husky ColLab document maintained by the GSG Executive board and it’s distribution is governed with utmost care. Feel free to direct your questions and concerns regarding this project to the GSG Vice President (gsg-vp@mtu.edu).
  12. Winter Break Shuttle Schedule 2018-19

    Please find winter break schedule here.

    Please note:

    • The Husky Campus Shuttle will follow the Break Schedule from Wednesday, January 2nd – Friday, January 11th. (No Service 12/22/18-1/1/19)
    • Shopping Shuttles will be in operation every Saturday. 
    • Normal hours of operation resume on Monday, January 14th.
  13. Other Info.
  14. Advocacy