Elections

Please read the Election rules per the 2018-19 Constitution.

Elections will begin no earlier than the 6th week of the Spring semester and no later than the 10th week of the Spring semester. These elections are maintained by the College of Graduate Studies! The link will be shared upon availability from COGS.

 

President’s Role (ARTICLE VI. Section II)

The President shall preside at all meetings of the General Assembly. They shall be
empowered to handle all executive matters not delegated to other Officers between meetings of the General Assembly and during the Summer term(s). The President, with the consent of at least one other Officer, may conduct normal business and financial matters while the General Assembly is not in session, provided they do not embark upon actions that are (a) contrary to the expressed decisions of the General Assembly and/or (b) deviant from the approved budget. They shall be the official delegate to any National
Conventions and the official co-delegate to any State meetings involving graduate students. They shall serve on the Graduate Council Executive Committee and the Graduate Council. They shall serve on the University Council. They shall serve as the co-lead symposium coordinator for the Midwest Graduate Research Symposium (MGRS) alongside the Vice President.

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Vice President’s Role (ARTICLE VI. Section III)

The Vice President shall assume all presidential responsibilities in the absence of
the President. Should the presidency become permanently vacant for any reason, the Vice President shall become President in name and fact, at which time a new Vice President shall be elected from the GSA. They shall serve on University Council. They shall serve on the Graduate Council. They shall serve as an alternate to the GSA President on the Graduate Council Executive Committee and all University Committees. They shall lead any impeachment proceedings brought against a Representative or Officer, if
it is determined that there is no conflict of interest. They shall ensure office hours in the GSA office are filled during the week. They shall serve as the co-lead symposium coordinator for the Midwest Graduate Research Symposium (MGRS) alongside the President.

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Treasurer’s Role (ARTICLE VI. Section IV)

The Treasurer shall have the responsibilities of handling all financial, budgetary,
and travel reimbursement matters. They shall submit a financial report to the GSA at every General Assembly meeting or upon the request of any Member of the GSA. Further, the Treasurer shall serve as Chairperson of the Travel Reimbursement Committee.

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Main Campus Secretary’s Role (ARTICLE VI. Section V)

The Main Campus Secretary will have the responsibilities of scheduling all room
reservations for General Assembly Meetings alongside the Health Science Campus Secretary. The Main Campus Secretary shall have the responsibilities of approving by signature the preparation of the minutes, records, and correspondence of this organization for matters held on Main Campus. They will also have the responsibility of updating the electronic GSA calendar alongside the Health Science Campus
Secretary. In addition, they will prepare sign-in sheets and monitor attendance at all GSA meetings or events held on Main Campus. They shall furnish copies of all records in their control upon request of any Member of the GSA.

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Health Science Campus Secretary’s Role (ARTICLE VI. Section VI)

The Health Science Campus Secretary will have the responsibilities of scheduling
all room reservations for General Assembly Meetings alongside the Main Campus Secretary. The Health Science Campus Secretary shall have the responsibilities of approving by signature the preparation of the minutes, records, and correspondence of this organization for matters held on the Health Science Campus. They shall also have the responsibility of updating the electronic GSA calendar alongside the Main Campus Secretary. In addition, they will prepare sign-in sheets and monitor attendance at all GSA
meetings or events held on the Health Science Campus. They shall furnish copies of all records in their control upon request of any member of the GSA.

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Communications Specialist’s Role (Article VI. Section VII)

The Communications Specialist will have the responsibility of continually
updating the GSA website, Facebook, Twitter, and all other social media sites. They shall also create and post advertisements as necessary, including on UT campuses, on social media, and in the media.

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