Student Governance

Institutional, Faculty, & Student Roles and Responsibilities in Student Governance

Graduate student participation in political and governance processes is a critical part of a vibrant academic community

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Institutional Responsibilities


  • Define and publicize specific opportunities for student participation on committees as appropriate
  • Specific participation opportunities are defined at program, college, and U level by the relevant governing bodies
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Faculty Responsibilities


  • Encourage student participation in student governance as an essential part of their professional training.
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Student Responsibilities


  • Communicate with appropriate individuals (e.g., advisor, supervisor) regarding participation in governance.
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