Graduate Student Senate Voting

Dear Georgia Tech Graduate Student Community,

Voting for the Fall 2020 Graduate Student Senate Elections is open now!

The candidates have provided statements of candidacy HERE [1], which you might want to review prior to voting.

Click HERE [2] to cast your vote for your school’s representative! Voting will be open until Sunday August 30, 2020 at 5pm!

Results of the elections will be available as roster of the new membership on the SGA website HERE [3] on Monday August 31, 2020.

If you cannot find any statements of candidacy for your department and subsequently no active election in the portal, this means no candidate from the department has declared their candidacy and the seat remains vacant. Vacant seats may be filled on a rolling basis by appointment or through a special election held at the beginning of the Spring semester.

If you are interested in filling a vacant seat, both for departments that have less candidates than seats or no representatives at all, please fill out the nomination application form HERE [4], or run in the special elections in the Spring.

Regards,

The Graduate SGA Executive Board

[1] https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tT9Azqlt-n6pbrFU-fOjDLTM-X4clPyf/view?usp=sharing

[2] elections.gatech.edu

[3] https://www.sga.gatech.edu/grad-legislative/

[4] https://forms.gle/y26pjE5h1PYpuBmw9

Graduate Student Senate Elections

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