The devil is in the details
The General Student Council (GSC) meets on a monthly basis from October through June. GSC meetings are open to any members of the graduate or undergraduate student body, any member of University related or public media, and any member of the administration or faculty. Exceptions by which a GSC meeting becomes closed can be found in the GSA Constitution, Article II, Section 3, sub-sections ‘a’ and ‘c.’ While GSC meetings are open, voting on items is limited to individuals comprising the GSA executive board and mini-GSA representatives.
Purpose of the GSC
- Represent the general interest of the graduate student body to the University of California, Riverside
- Liaising between graduate students and members of the staff, faculty, and administration at UC Riverside
- Disseminate information to graduate students
- Assist in the resolution of problems pertaining to graduate student affairs
- Serve on at least one committee
UCR is a student organization officially recognized by UCR. As an official student organiztion, UCR operates under a constitution and bylaws.
“A constitution is comprised of the fundamental laws and principles that prescribe the nature, function and limits of an organization. Essentially, the constitution provides a basic structure upon which an organization operates. As a basic structure of the organization, amendments and changes to the constitution should be difficult to make, but not impossible, and should require a high level of participation/approval from the membership.
By-laws are secondary laws, which rule or govern the internal affairs of an organization. Basically by-laws are an expansion of the articles or sections of the constitution. They describe in detail the procedures and steps for an organization to follow in order to conduct business effectively and efficiently. Since by-laws are more “nuts and bolts” procedures, they should be easier to amend/revise than the constitution.” 1
The current version of the UCR GSA constitution is found below.
The current version of the UCR GSA bylaws are found below.
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