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Become a Member of GAU!

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.

Stand up and be Counted!

Our union is only as strong as its members. Becoming a signed member of GAU demonstrates that you want to join with fellow Graduate Assistants at URI for a stronger voice for economic security, good benefits, and improved working conditions. As a member, you will have the right to attend union meetings, serve on union committees, run for a position on the executive board, vote for union officers, and apply to the grant fund for conference funding assistance. All members of GAU pay the same amount- 1.4%- to support our union. 

Becoming a member of Graduate Assistants United is easy! Simply download, sign and return a membership card to our office in 307 Roosevelt Hall either by interoffice mail, dropping by our office, or scanning and emailing your completed membership card to Please note, digital signatures cannot be accepted.

You can download your membership card here:

Graduate Assistants United Membership Card