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.
Every graduate student is invited and encouraged to attend these open meetings. Senators can claim a meal voucher from our EVP on the date of each meeting, locations to be announced.
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 2022 Meetings
The Fall 2022 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 31st (Newhouse Comm Center 3-141)
- Senate Meeting 1: Wednesday, September 14th (Newhouse Comm Center 3-141)
- Senate Meeting 2: Wednesday, October 12th (Hall of Languages 500)
- Senate Meeting 3: Wednesday, November 9th (Newhouse Comm Center 3-141)
- Senate Meeting 4: Wednesday, December 7th (Newhouse Comm Center 3-141)
Spring 2022 Meetings
The Spring 2022 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