The BIG-GSA shall serve, represent and promote the interests and welfare of the Bioengineering graduate student community at UCR. It shall encourage community representation and involvement in relevant university decision-making and shall strive to enhance the general quality of life and education for all members. It shall foster healthy communication between the student body, faculty, administration, alumni, and the local community and beyond. The BIG-GSA shall also sponsor, support and be responsible for events open to the community.