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One of the most important and influential means Graduate Student Senate has to express the student voice is the passing of resolutions. A resolution is a document expressing an opinion or a desire for change.

Anyone may write a resolution to be considered by GSS, but a current GSS senator must sponsor it. After being introduced, a resolution is sent to a committee for research, discussion, possible revision, and a committee vote. If it passes committee, it is sent to the general body for a vote. Successfully passed resolutions forwarded to the Student Body President for potential implementation.

Why use Graduate Student Senate? Anyone can send an email or a letter to members of the UTA administration. Resolutions are important for two reasons. One - the administration knows that a resolution has been researched by a team of students and voted on by elected student leaders. Two - whereas the administration is not required to act upon any Student Government resolutions, it is supposed to provide a response to explain any decisions.

Submit your own resolution here.

If you need assistance writing a resolution, please contact us.

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