GSC Representatives & Delegates - Overview

Representatives and Delegates from each of CGU's departments serve on the GSC to present ideas and concerns of the students from their respective departments. Through this collective effort, the GSC stives to accomplish its mission to better understand and address the needs of the diverse graduate student population at CGU. 

Each department has 2 representatives on the GSC. In addition, each department has a number of delegates determined in proportion to the total student population of the department as stipulated in our consititution. In the Spring of 2013, the GSC approved the creation for two Diversity Delegates who will support and address the needs of underserved and underrepresented student populations.

GSC Representatives have the authority to vote on all council issues, including elections, constitutional amendments and proposals. GSC Delegates have the authority to vote on council issues relating to student body considerations and organizational funding opportunities, excluding elections, constitutional amendments and proposals.

All members of the GSC must be currently enrolled in a degree program in the department they represent. No member may serve on the Council for more than four terms in the same position.

Representative & Delegate Responsibilities

All Council members including executive officers are required to attend regularly scheduled meetings.  Representatives and delegates each have single voting authority.  All council members shall conduct themselves according to the following:

  1. Attend meetings and functions of the GSC and vote on issues on behalf of the students in your academic degree program or department.
  2. Participate in GSC committees, including attending regularly scheduled committee meetings.
  3. Inform their constituents, graduate program advisors, department heads and graduate student organization within their constituencies about GSC activities and events.
  4. Meet regularly with students, faculty and administration in their academic degree program or department to generate and listen to proper input.
  5. Report to the Council any concerns, activities or issues in their academic degree program or department.
  6. Participate in CGU Committees as directed by the GSC President.
  7. Uphold the highest ethical standards of behavior, interacting with their constituents, administrators, staff members and each other with respect at all times, in word and deed.

Responsibilities for the Diversity Delegates

  1. Attend meetings and functions of the GSC and vote on issues on behalf of the following student associations and student groups: Black Student Graduate Association, disabled students through the Disability Office, Indigenous Student Alliance, international students through I-Place, Korean Student Association, Latino/a Graduate Student Association, and the Queer Graduate Union.
  2. Meet at least twice a semester with the above mentioned student associations and student groups to provide support and advocacy.
  3. Sit on the President's Diversity Task Force
  4. Report to the council any concerns, activities, initiatives or issues from the student associations or groups.
  5. Support the development and establishment of future student associations for underserved or underrepresented students.
  6. Inform their constituents, graduate program advisors, and student associations and groups about GSC activities and events.
  7. Uphold the highest ethical standards of behavior, interacting with their constituents, administrators, staff members and each other with respect at all times, in word and deed.