The GSO holds an Organizational Meeting in the fall, Seven-Eight Regular Business Meetings which occur approximately every three weeks, and a Budget and Elections Meeting at the end of the academic year. Agendas and Minutes for these Meetings can be found by clicking the links in the dropdown menu beneath the Meetings tab above.

Light snacks and refreshments are served before each meeting. All meetings of Fall 2020 will be held over Zoom, starting at 5:30 pm EST. Every graduate student is invited and encouraged to attend these open meetings.

At our meetings, the president delivers an executive report detailing the activities that have taken place since the last Regular Business Meeting. The President will also report to the Senate about any issues that may be of concern to graduate students and may ask senators to vote on appropriate action.

Standing and ad-hoc committees make all reports at Regular Business Meetings before the Senate. All Special Programming Requests are also voted upon by the entire Senate during our meetings, and any person or group which has submitted a Special Programming Request to be voted upon may attend to provide additional information about their request before the Senate votes on it.

The Senate also oversees all activities of the GSO, including the Travel Grant program, and may request special reports of GSO committees, its officers. Occasionally it may request that university officials attend to answer questions or provide information on issues, programs, and activities related to the graduate student community.

Fall 2020 Meetings

The Fall 2020 GSO Senate Meetings will be held at the following dates, at 5:30 pm via Zoom. Zoom links will be sent out to all graduate students a week prior to the meeting date.

  • September 2, 2020: Town Hall Meeting (slides here)
  • September 16th, 2020
  • October 7th, 2020
  • October 28th, 2020
  • November 18, 2020

Spring 2021 Meetings

  • Date TBA: Town Hall Meeting
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  • Date TBA: Budget and Elections Meetings