For GSS External Committee members: the standardized Committee Report Form can be found here.
GSS Standing Committees
The GSS has five standing Committees: Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Policies and Procedure Committee, Student Life Committee and the Activities Committee. Each of these standing committees meets by-weekly to address issues from the Graduate Student body and ensuring the GSS’s smooth operation.
GSS Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is responsible for:
- Recommending a budget to the Senate;
- Preparing an agenda for Senate meetings;
- Appointing individuals to standing committees and posts outside of the Graduate Student Senate, subject to the approval of the Senate;
- facilitating communication among Senators and between Senators and their constituencies.
The Executive Committee has the authority to request reports from other Senate committees and appointees to outside committees or posts on their activities. The Executive Committee may appropriate expenditures as necessary between Senate meetings, subject to a three-fifths majority vote, consistent with the Finance Policies and Procedures. It may also voice its opinion on motions before the Senate and exercise jurisdictional authority over all disputes that cannot be settled at a lower level, including disputes between committees.
The Executive Committee Members are:
|President||Nafis Fuad||Civil and Environmental Engineeringemail@example.com|
|Vice President||Maggie Kuu||Physiology and Neurobiologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Treasurer||Deepa Shukla||Materials Scienceemail@example.com|
|Communications Director||Gabrielle Corso||Molecular & Cell Biologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Parliamentarian||Irio Schiano||Molecular & Cell Biologyemail@example.com|
|Activities Director||Rebecca Oramas||Physiology and Neurobiologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
GSS Activities Committee
The Activities Committee is responsible for scheduling and carrying out Senate-approved events applicable to the enrichment of the UConn Graduate Student Body. The Activities Committee is also responsible for planning, scheduling, organizing and advertising of GSS-sponsored events under Senate-imposed fiscal constraints.
2018-2019 members: Jennifer Caffyn; Alexis Ernst; Cynthia Gerber; Gabrielle Corso; Robert Daniels
GSS Finance Committee
The Finance Committee is responsible for making primary recommendation to the Senate for approval of a budget of Senate funding. The Committee has the authority to amend all funding requests, subject to Senate guidelines and approval.
2018-2019 members: Kevin Boyd; Justin Fang; Ngoc Chau Vy; Deepthi Varghese
2019-2020 members: Nafis Fuad; Robert Daniels; Robert Smith; Tulika Paul; Emily Green
GSS Policies and Procedures Committee
The Policies and Procedures Committee oversees and monitors the entire GSS election process, the validity of GSS membership and the credentials of Graduate Student Organizations. The Procedures Committee is responsible for reporting any possible violations to the Senate. The Policies and Procedures Committee is also responsible for delivering recommendations on disputes concerning the interpretation of the GSS Constitution and its by-laws. It is also responsible for recommending changes to the Constitution and by-laws.
2018-2019 members: Andrew Meguerdichian; Erin Curry; Ngoc Chau Vy; Deepthi Varghese
2019-2020 members: Damaris Thuita; Erin Curry
2020-2021 members: Irio Schiano
GSS Student Life Committee
The Student Life Committee is responsible for identifying and addressing any student life issue, brought to the attention of the Senate and delegated to the Student Life Committee by the Executive Committee. The Student Life Committee is also responsible for creating and organizing projects that will be directed towards or will improve graduate student life.
2018-2019 members: Erin Curry; Andrew Meguerdichian
2019-2020 members: Erin Curry
2020-2021 members: Maggie Khuu
GSS Public Relations Committee
The Public Relations Committee is tasked with the promotion of the GSS.
2018-2019 members: Ngoc Chau Vy; Elizabeth Asal; Cynthia Gerber
GSS Graduate Community Service Award Committee
The Graduate Service Award Committee is tasked with choosing the winner of the GSS Graduate Community Service Award.
2018-2019 members: Ngoc Chau Vy
2019-2020 members: Gabrielle Corso
2020-2021 members: Gabrielle Corso