The Executive Branch of Graduate Student Government represents the voice of the graduate student body to the faculty, administration, staff, and others inside the Georgia Tech community. The Executive Branch sets the tone for the Graduate Student Government, while planning and executing goals and activities that meet student needs.
The operation of the Executive Branch is overseen by the Graduate Student Body President, and the Graduate Student Executive Vice President. These two officers further lead the Executive Board, Standing and Ad-hoc Committees alike, and other representatives designated to sit on Institute committees and boards. The Board discusses upcoming legislation and advises the President and Vice President on matters of importance to the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) and the Georgia Tech community. Three positions are shared between the Graduate Student Government and the Undergraduate Student Government (USG): the Vice President of Finance, the Vice President of Campus Organizations and the Coordinating Officer.
The Vice President of Finance serves as the financial advisor to the GSS and Undergraduate House of Representatives (UHR), and oversees the process of budgeting the student activity fee money. The SGA is charged with allocating this money, but the Joint Finance Committee recommends all spending to the GSS and the UHR.
The President, with the assistance of the Executive Vice President, appoints all graduate committee chairs and graduate representatives to Institute committees and also fills all vacant senator positions, with the consent of the Senate.
|The President shall: be the spokesperson for the graduate student body in all Government affairs and in student relations with the administration; be responsible for the activities of all Standing and Ad-hoc Committees which are a part of the Executive Branch; have positive appointment powers for all Graduate members of Joint Standing Committees, Standing Committees, and Institute Committees; and appoint new Senators and members of the Judiciary with the advice and consent of the Senate. The President will further have the power to remove from office any appointed student, except for the Judiciary members, with the advice and consent of the Senate. The President shall submit proper and necessary legislation to the Senate and shall have the power to transact routine business that is in the best interest of the graduate student body. The President shall have the power to appoint and disband Ad-hoc Committees with the advice and consent of the Senate. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all Committees.|
Executive Vice President
|The Executive Vice President shall assist in the performance of the President’s duties, and in the absence of the President, the Executive Vice President shall assume those duties. The Executive Vice President shall be an ex-officio member of all Committees.|
Vice President of Academic and Research Affairs
|The Vice President of Academic and Research Affairs serves on academic committees and works to promote and support graduate research across all disciplines.|
|The Secretary shall be responsible for the recording and management of Senate meeting attendance and minutes.|
|The Treasurer maintains the record of all Student Government financial transactions, provides weekly reports on the account balances and monthly reports on overall finances, and prepares the Graduate Student Government annual budget.|
Vice President of Graduate Conference Fund
|The Vice President of the Graduate Conference Fund shall be responsible for the administration of the Graduate Conference Fund, which allocates money to graduate students who attend conferences.|
Vice President of Student Life
|The Vice President of Graduate Student Life provides student input into graduate life on campus, and promotes programs and ideas to improve the quality of graduate student experience.|
Vice President of Internal Affairs
|The Vice President for Internal Affairs prepares and executes all regular and special elections for the Government, to maintain the Elections Code, and to investigate violations of the Elections Code. The Vice President furthermore advises the Government on matters of parliamentary procedure, Georgia Tech rules and regulations, and amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws.|
Vice President of Graduate Communications
|The Vice President of Graduate Communications is tasked with establishing and enhancing communication about Graduate SGA issues to the rest of the student body. This includes managing Graduate SGA social media such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as the Grad Word.|
Vice President of Graduate Events
|The Vice President of Graduate Events shall be responsible for organization and execution of the Grad Picnic (Fall) , CRIDC (Spring), and any additional graduate social events throughout the year.|
Vice President of Finance
|The Vice President of Finance sits on both the Undergraduate and Graduate Executive Boards, and is a joint position appointed by the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Body Presidents. He serves dual roles at the Joint Finance Committee Chair and the Financial Advisor for all branches of Student Government.|
Vice President of Campus Organizations
|Like the VPF, The Vice President of Campus Organizations is jointly appointed, and serves as chair of the Joint Campus Organizations Committee.|
Vice President of Information Technology
|The Vice President of Information Technology is jointly appointed, and serves as chair of the IT Board.|