The Graduate Student Senate forms committees to allow Senators to work on new events, solutions, and opportunities for the graduate student body more efficiently. Below, find a description of the current committees and the Senators involved in each committee.
Graduate Student Relations Committee
The Graduate Student Relations Committee is responsible for serving as the primary group focused on communication with the graduate student body. While it is the responsibility of all individual Senators to communicate with their constituents, this committee will also facilitate communication with the graduate student body and Senate as a whole. Some projects currently being discussed include: making Senate procedures more transparent and digestible to the entire student body, making communication with the graduate student body more effective, and issues pertaining to diversity and inclusion.
Chair: Senator Natalie Huertas
Vice Chair: TBD
Members: Senators Pratik Nimbalkar, Ramsha Ali, Sanchit Dighe, and Rohan Bhukar
Community Relations Committee
The Community Relations Committee is responsible for addressing issues that pertain not only to our immediate campus, but that also extend into the neighboring community as well. They are also responsible for forming relationships with local groups and businesses that could be of benefit to graduate students at Georgia Tech. Some projects currently being discussed is the possibility of hosting a student-run TEDx conference, improving the safety of neighboring areas to help students living off-campus, and all issues pertaining to sustainability.
Chair: Senator Sanchit Dighe
Vice Chair: Senator Dennis Murphy
Members: Senators Kai Ouyang and Rohan Bhukar
Mental and Physical Health Committee
The Mental and Physical Health Committee is responsible for addressing any issues pertaining to the mental and/or physical well-being of graduate students at Georgia Tech. Some of the projects currently being discussed include helping graduate students understand their healthcare, standardization of CANVAS utilization across different courses, and potentially implementing less ‘traditional’ courses into degree programs to give students a more unique and diverse degree.
Chair: Senator Rohan Bhukar
Vice Chair: Senator Mayur Singh
Members: Senators Constantine Caras, Michael Cohen, Sara Bitarafan, and Sidney Scott-Sharoni
Administration and Departmental Relations Committee
The Administration and Departmental Relations Committee is responsible for addressing the graduate student body’s concerns with campus administrative practices or those within their department. They are also responsible for overseeing and streamlining practices within the Graduate Student Senate. Some projects that are currently being discussed include the implementation of a project management service within the Graduate Student Government, understanding inconsistencies with course requirements between departments, and all interests pertaining to advisor/advisee relations.
Chair: Senator Kai Ouyang
Vice Chair: Senator Pranav Shetty
Members: Senators Andrew Ten Eyck, Aoun Hussain, Gayathri Rajakumar, Gowtham Venkatachalam, Mohsin Yousufi, Muhammad Shahmeer Omar, and Sambhav Mattoo
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