About Us

The Graduate Student Government Association at Georgia Tech is governed by the Graduate Student Government Constitution and divided into three branches: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial.

The Executive Branch

The Executive branch has the authority to execute all necessary legislation and action in line with the decisions of the Undergraduate House of Representatives, the Statutes, Student Conduct Code, and Rules and Regulations of the Georgia Institute of Technology. The Executive branch is composed of the President and Executive Vice President (elected by the graduate student body) and the Executive Cabinet.

 

The Legislative Branch

The Legislative branch is the Graduate Student Senate. The Graduate Student Senate has the legislative authority within the limits of the Statutes, Student Conduct Code, and Rules and Regulations of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Composed of members elected every Spring Semester by the Graduate Student Body and installed before the beginning of the next semester, they shall serve a term of one year or until their successors are installed. The Senate represents the entire Graduate Student Body in all matters affecting student interest and can establish boards, councils, and committees to determine policy and implement decisions which fall within the jurisdiction of the Graduate Student Government. The Graduate Student Senate, alongside the Undergraduate House of Representatives, is also charged with allocating the Student Activity Fee.

 

The Judicial Branch

The Judicial branch, comprised of the Graduate Judiciary Cabinet, has appellate jurisdiction over all lower courts and judicial bodies which the Graduate Student Senate may establish and serves as an appeals court for cases which have been referred to the Dean of Students by other judicial bodies. The Graduate Judiciary Cabinet has the authority to interpret this Graduate Student Government Constitution, Bylaws, and all policies, codes, and legislation adopted by the Graduate Senate and has the authority to determine the constitutionality of the actions of the Executive and Legislative branches.