Graduate Student Senate Meetings

Be Heard at Graduate Student Senate Meetings

Graduate Student Senate (GSS) holds open monthly meetings on Sundays from 1:30-3 p.m. in hybrid format in person at University Center 503 (Hilltop Campus) and via Zoom. Any graduate student may address the GSS during the Open Forum portion of the meeting.

Graduate Student Senate Meetings

April 7, 2024 | 1:30-3 p.m. (Zoom only)
May 5, 2024 | 1:30-3 p.m.

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  • August 28th: At the first meeting of the Fall semester, the GSS Senate did icebreakers and introductions to everyone and their positions. Then, the Senate reviewed the basics of Roberts's Rule of Order, and the Executive Board introduced themselves and gave their reports. They closed the meeting by discussing Committee Appointments and a possible proposal for budget changes. August 28th Agenda |August 28th Minutes
  • September 24th: During September's meeting, the GSS discussed interviews for open positions. The GSS discussed and voted to change multiple bylaws. Some include increasing expected weekly hours for Senators, allowing committee members to appoint new Senators, and extending deadlines for candidates to apply for positions. The meeting concluded with the Executive Board and all present Senators giving an update about their current projects. September 24th Agenda | September 24th Minutes 
  • October 29th: During this month's meeting, GSS discussed the potential of creating a Graduate Student Lounge where commuters can hang out between classes and hold events. The Senate also discussed creating a USF Journal as a monthly newsletter for graduate students. The meeting ended by welcoming newly onboarded members and reports from the Executive Board and Senators. October 29th Agenda | October 29th Minutes
  • November 19th: During November's meeting,  GSS discussed their "apparel bag" and feedback on the GSS Newsletter and Survey. The Executive Board and Senators gave their monthly updates and discussed meeting times for the next semester. November 19th Agenda | November 19th Minutes

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