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Graduate Student Government is the official representative body for graduate students at the University of Maryland, College Park. We welcome all graduate students to participate and to get involved in governance. There are many roles from elected representatives and committee involvement to attending our open assemblies and other events.  Please have a look around and if you have any comments, send them our way (gsg-office@umd.edu).

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Description

Graduate Student Government (GSG) is the official representative body for graduate students at the University of Maryland, College Park. It is comprised of the executive (Executive Committee) and legislative (Assembly) branches. We meet monthly at our General Assembly Meetings, which are open to all graduate students. GSG is funded by the Graduate Student Activities Fee.

Preamble
We, the graduate students of the University of Maryland, College Park, in order to secure and protect the welfare, rights, and interests of all graduate students at this institution, do hereby ordain and establish this Constitution of the graduate student body, and, in so doing, outline a graduate student body organization charged with serving and representing all graduate students under a unified organization.

Article 1: Name and Purpose
1.1. Name
1.1.A. The name of this organization shall be the Graduate Student Government of the University of Maryland, College Park (GSG).
1.2. Purpose
1.2.A. It shall be the supreme graduate student governmental body for implementing the objectives set forth in the Preamble, subject only to the laws of our state and the nation, and the right of review by the President of the University of Maryland, College Park, or his/her specifically designated representative.
1.2.B. It shall formulate policies promoting and governing the activities and welfare of graduate students of the University of Maryland, College Park, and it shall advise the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and Provost, the Graduate Council, the University Senate, the President of the University, the Maryland General Assembly, and any other relevant agency or organization on the graduate student viewpoint concerning all matters affecting graduate students.
1.2.C. It shall be responsible for the allocation of the Student Activity Fee of graduate students and supervise and provide input regarding all other Mandatory Fees.
1.2.D. It shall act to improve the quality of education and enhance the quality of life of all graduate students.

Contact Info:
Website: www.gsg.umd.edu
Email: gsg-office@umd.edu
Facebook: @gsg.umd
Twitter: @GSGUMD

Category

Graduate

Constitution

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Mission Statement

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To enhance the graduate student experience through advocating on behalf of graduate students at the University of Maryland, funding social events intended to create a vibrant graduate student community, and fostering and celebrating excellence in graduate student research.

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Membership Requirements

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Every fee-paying graduate student at the University of Maryland is a member of Graduate Student Government. A smaller number of students, called Program Representatives, convene monthly as an Assembly to discuss issues which require collective action. Anyone can attend these open meetings, but only the Representatives can vote on the resolutions and amendments presented. We follow parliamentary procedure in the Assembly to ensure democratic and reasonably efficient operations.

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a departmental representative, please contact GSG at gsg-president@umd.edu and gsg-vpla@umd.edu.