What is GradGov: GradGov is a trusted body built up of graduate students who seeks to build, promote and maintain a healthy graduate community. GradGov aims to be a respected advisor to faculty, staff, government, corporate, and non-governmental organizations for student perspective, advancement, and recruitment.
Who is GradGov: All Georgetown University graduate students matriculated in university programs are constituents of GradGov. Currently, Board membership of GradGov consists of 110 members, 10 Executive Officers and a 100 Member Senate.
SCS Referendum For Fall 2021, GradGov and the SCS Administration agreed to provide SCS students full participation in GradGov on a probationary basis. GradGov felt strongly that a permanent decision should be made by the SCS Students through a referendum.
If SCS is incorporated into GradGov, GradGov shall increase their Senate from 100 members to 150 members and apportion Senate seats to SCS in proportion to their relative size. The 40 to 50 SCS Senators receive all the privileges of GradGov Senators as outlined in the GradGov Constitution. Additionally, a $18 semesterly Student Activities Fee will be added to each student’s tuition. This $18 fee will be used to support the numerous SCS student groups and help enhance the student experience of all SCS students.
Additional referendum Info Agreement from GradGov and the SCS Administration allowed SCS and GradGov to hold elections for the addition of 43 SCS senators. Upon election and ratification by GradGov these senators then selected referendum dates and approval of passage (600 votes - 20% of SCS students) and 2/3 passage.
Full Participation includes:
1. Eligibility for all GradGov awards and funding 2. Invitation to all GradGov events 3. Right to join any Graduate Student Group 4. SCS student groups will receive GradGov recognition and funding 5. SCS representation on Administrative Committees 6. Access to GradGov communications and newsletters 7. Access to paraphernalia distributed by GradGov 8. Eligibility to vote in GradGov Senate Elections 9. Eligibility to run in GradGov Senate Elections 10. Eligibility for any Executive Board position
The 40 to 50 SCS Senators (varies annually based on enrollment) will receive all the privileges of GradGov Senators as outlined in the GradGov Constitution.