The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) conducts various meetings throughout the academic year. Specifically, we host a Town Hall Meeting at the start of the fall semester, followed by eight Regular Business Meetings approximately every four weeks. Towards the end of the academic year, we hold a crucial Budget and Elections Meeting. You can access agendas and minutes for these gatherings by navigating to the dropdown menu beneath the Meetings tab above.
We extend a warm invitation to all graduate students to attend these open meetings actively. During these sessions, the President presents an executive report, highlighting activities since the last Regular Business Meeting. Additionally, the President addresses any concerns relevant to graduate students, seeking Senate input when necessary.
At Regular Business Meetings, both standing and ad-hoc committees deliver reports to the Senate. The entire Senate votes on Special Programming Requests, and individuals or groups making such requests may attend to provide further information before the Senate takes its vote.
The Senate has a broad oversight role, managing GSO activities, including the Travel Grant program. It may request special reports from GSO committees and officers. Occasionally, university officials may be invited to address the Senate, offering insights and information on matters pertinent to the graduate student community.
Fall 2022 Meetings
The Fall 2023 GSO Senate Meetings will be held at the following dates, at 5:30 pm. Graduate students are also welcome to join via Zoom. Senators must make every effort to be physically present as voting can only be conducted in person.
Town Hall Meeting: Wednesday, August 30st (Maxwell Auditorium) Senate Meeting 1: Wednesday, September 6th (Maxwell Auditorium) Senate Meeting 2: Wednesday, October 4th (Maxwell Auditorium)
- Senate Meeting 3: Wednesday, November 1st (Maxwell Auditorium)
- Senate Meeting 4: Wednesday, December 6th (Maxwell Auditorium)
Spring 2023 Meetings
The Spring 2024 GSO Senate Meetings dates have not yet been released. Graduate students are also welcome to join via Zoom. Senators must make every effort to be physically present as voting can only be conducted in person.