Constitution and By-Laws

The Graduate Student Government Constitution was originally adopted on November 1, 2000. The most recent modifications to the Constitution, By-Laws, and Standing Rules were approved by the Graduate Student Government Assembly on November 10, 2014.

The Graduate Student Government Constitution
The Graduate Student Government By-Laws
The Graduate Student Government Standing Rules

Historical Notes

There have been a number of modifications to constitution, including major changes in terminology. The initial Constitution and By-Laws as well as the complete text of all amendments to them are linked below. There is also a description of the original ratification and amendment process.

Constitution and By-Laws up to August, 2014
The Prior Standing Rules
Judicial Opinion Issued on May 11, 2003
The Constitution and By-Laws from 1999
The Constitution and By-Laws from 2000
Amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws

The original constitution of the Graduate Student Union was adopted in 1989. It was amended on numerous occasions, the last being in October 1999, when the name of the organization was changed to the Graduate Student Government. The original constitution of the GSU has been lost, but the Constitution as it stood between October 1999 and the ratification of the new GSG Constitution in November 2000 is available.