General Assembly

The voting membership of the GSC is composed of one senator from each graduate degree-granting academic program at Texas Woman’s University. Senators serve as the representative for their graduate program and make up the General Assembly of the GSC.

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Senators

Being a Senator

Senators are expected to attend all regularly scheduled meetings of the Graduate Student Council (GSC) and to communicate the issues raised in GSC meetings to their fellow students and program staff as well as communicating the concerns and opinions of their fellow students back to the Graduate Student Council.

Additional responsibilities

  • Devote on average 2–3 hours per week to GSC and report their involvement at monthly meetings
  • Serve on at least one university committee
  • Initiate and meet once per month with department chair
  • Initiate and meet once per semester with dean of college with other senators from that college
  • Attend a meet-and-greet with the dean of graduate school in conjunction with all senators

Benefits of Senators

  • Become a change-advocate for your fellow graduate students
  • Connect and network with university officials, faculty, staff, and graduate students
  • Build your resume while gaining leadership and professional development skills
  • Develop strong connections and community with graduate students
  • Promote graduate student diversity and cultural awareness
  • Experience opportunities to give back to TWU and the Denton community

Eligibility

Graduate Students must be officially enrolled in the academic terms in which they serve. Exceptions are made for summer terms for officers who are not paid by the GSC.

2017-2018 Senators

View the current senate body.

Senator Application Process

A bi-annual open call will be sent out in the fall and spring semesters via email to the graduate student body at large and/or specific graduate departments lacking voting member representation. Graduate students will submit a designated self-nomination application form and three recommenders (including one faculty member). Upon review of application and verification of student qualification, an interview will occur with the Vice President of Community who will recommend the individual for Senatorship.

Interested in serving as a GSC Senator?

Apply for GSC Senatorship here.

Meetings

The Graduate Student Council meets seven times per year — September, October, November, January, February, March, and April. All meetings are open to all graduate students.

Spring 2018 General Assembly Meetings

  • Monday, January 29, 4–6 PM, Stoddard Hall 308
  • Monday, February 12, 4–6 PMStoddard Hall 308
  • Monday, March 19, 4–6 PMStoddard Hall 308
  • Monday, April 16, 4–6 PMStoddard Hall 308