Dear Georgia Tech Graduate Student Community,
Once again, welcome to the 2020-2021 academic year! We’re very excited to have you in our community, whether you are returning or newly joining us, and are looking forward to working with you to make our experience better. During these unprecedented times, we are facing new challenges and need to adapt to a dynamic environment on a daily basis. However, other issues still persist and need to be addressed too.
One important way we can do work together is to have you serve on the Graduate Student Senate (GSS). This is a critical part of the Graduate Student Government and involves GSS Senators elected within all departments engaging with their schools and colleges to identify issues, determining where the student activity fee we all pay goes, and developing their own initiatives that can receive support from the broader institution. In the past, GSS has made long-standing changes to issues such as qualification exam reform, annual stipend increases, and mental health counseling on campus. For more information, feel free to browse our governing documents here.
Sign up to run to represent your department HERE (https://forms.gle/m3mzSAWU1CiyoSsE8) by Wednesday, August 26th at 5PM. Many departments have multiple representatives so we encourage anyone interested in getting involved with senate to apply!
Elections will be held from Thursday August 27th to Sunday August 30th with polls closing at 5PM, when your department’s graduate students will vote for their senators. New Senators will be announced Monday August 31st, with the first official Senate session being held Tuesday, September 1st 11am-1pm.
We are looking forward to working with you!
The Graduate SGA Executive Board