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About Us: Objectives

GSS Mission

The mission of the Lehigh University Graduate Student Senate is to serve as the representing body of the Graduate Student community in all matters pertinent to the graduate programs and Graduate Student life at Lehigh University.

Constitution and By-Laws

The following document is the Constitution of the Graduate Student Senate. Within the document, you will find the core valus and procedures adopted by the GSS.

    GSS Constitution (Last Revision: April 2016)

We are currently in the process of Reforming the Consitution, please see the link below for updates and to make suggestions. 

https://sites.google.com/lehigh.edu/gssreforms/

Fiscal Governance Policies

The following document outlines the fiscal governance policies of the Graduate Student Senate including, but not limited to, authority and oversight, grant guidelines, and budget guidelines.

    Fiscal Governance Policies of the GSS (Last Revision: December 2015)

Objectives

The Graduate Student Senate (GSS) is a body that was created in order to give a voice to graduate student concerns and feedback. The following are the main objectives of the GSS.

  1. To serve as the representing body of the Graduate Student community in all matters pertinent to the graduate programs and Graduate Student life at Lehigh University.
  2. To encourage communication among Graduate Students.
  3. To provide Graduate Students with a forum to discuss issues pertinent to the graduate programs and Graduate Student life at Lehigh University.
  4. To acquire information from and disseminate information to the Graduate Student Community.
  5. To appoint Graduate Students as representatives of the Graduate Student Senate to serve as Graduate Members of the Graduate and Research Committee, Educational Policy Committee, and other university bodies as the need arises.
  6. To approve and present resolutions to the Graduate and Research Committee, Educational Policy Conmmittee, other university bodies, the Provost, President of the University, or the Board of Trustees.
  7. To provide the Graduate and Research Committee, Educational Policy Committee, other university bodies, Dean of Graduate Studies, Provost, President of the University, and the Board of Trustees with a forum to discuss issues with Graduate Students, and to prepare position papers when they so request.
  8. To maintain a Graduate Student Center.