Each year, the GSA holds an election for two of the four student members of the Graduate Student Grievance Committee. The students may not include more than one member from any one department, and each year we must elect one male and one female student.
The term for a student member of the Grievance Committee is two years, and the responsibilities include serving on the grievance panel if a grievance is filed. This panel considers evidence, conducts interviews, and submits a report to the Dean of Graduate Studies summarizing their conclusions and any recommended actions regarding a filed grievance. The investigation and deliberation process takes approximately one month and requires regular meetings with the other members of the panel. It is possible that a member of the committee will not be called upon to serve on a panel at all, and it is unlikely that you will be asked to serve more than once.
We will hold the election at our first monthly meeting on September 13th. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in running for one of these positions.