The Graduate Association for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (GRASP) is one of several student organizations that participates in the Graduate and Professional Association (GPA) and its representative senate. As such, our organization adheres to the general statement of purpose of this larger organization.

Beyond our general responsibilities as GPA members, GRASP officers serve important roles within the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. These include:

  1. Supporting and facilitating a strong relationship between the graduate students and the (faculty and staff of the) Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  2. Stimulating intellectual engagement in contemporary academic, scholarly, and political discourse
  3. Administering GSA funds in accordance with the needs of graduate students and the academic goals of the department as a whole
  4. Planning and assisting in important departmental functions, including departmental parties, award ceremonies, and the search for new members of the faculty.

2019-2020 Officers

Oscar Cardoner Sebio
M.A. Student
Wescoe Hall 2021

Spring Semester Office Hours: 

TuTh 12:30-1:00pm​

2019-2020 Treasurer of GRASP

Zachary Glassett
Ph.D. Student
Wescoe Hall 2031

Spring Semester Office Hours: 

W 10:00am-1:00pm

2019-2020 Vice President of GRASP

Hipatia Medina-Ágreda
Ph.D. Student
Wescoe Hall 2020

Spring Semester Office Hours: 

MW 3:00-4:00pm; TuTh 12:15-12:45pm

2019-2020 President of GRASP

Luis Sanchez
Wescoe Hall 2022

Spring Semester Office Hours: 

M 3:00-4:00pm; TuTh 2:30-3:30pm

2019-2020 Secretary of GRASP

Should you have any questions, please send us an e-mail at graspkuspan@ku.edu.

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