New Chartering Guidelines

GSGA Chartering Guidelines

–Cross-divisional groups ONLY–

Effective Spring 2014

 

  • All groups must comply with the SGA basic requirements. These are:
    • Constitution with anti-discriminatory language
    • 10 members with 3 defined positions (President, Treasurer, and additional)
    • Faculty Advisor
    • The mission and goals of the organization must be distinct from any other student group already chartered by GSGA. The new group must show benefit/support to graduate students across divisions.
    • Process:
  1. Requestor submits for GSGA cross-divisional form on the SGA website.
    1. Choose Graduate Wide
    2. After submission, GSGA will forward to each participating division
      1. Example: If your group is cross-listed with Public Health and Theology, then each of those school’s divisional councils must approve the charter.
    3. Each participating division goes through their process to acknowledge the group within 14 days
    4. Decision by each division is sent to GSGA. If acknowledged by all participating divisions, GSGA will then vote to acknowledge at the following GSGA general body meeting. If denied by any participating division, the group can appeal directly to GSGA.
    5. The charter request must be approved by majority vote at the monthly GSGA general body meeting. After approval the GSGA Secretary will forward the approval to the SGA Attorney General to begin the Smart Key process, if applicable.
      1. Prior to the meeting, the GSGA Secretary will contact the group to request the required documents (constitution, roster, and faculty advisor information).
      2. In order to be approved, at least one member of the group must attend the monthly GSGA meeting to present. Email emorygsga@gmail.com for date and time of next meeting.
  • Any groups failing to meet these requirements may have their charter request denied or tabled until the following GSGA general body meeting at the discretion of the GSGA Executive Board.

 

Explanation of Cross-Divisional Process

  • For cross-divisional clubs comprised entirely of graduate students, charter will be approved by the GSGA who will set its own standards but all participating Divisions must approve first.
  • For cross-divisional clubs comprised entirely of undergraduate students, charter will be approved by the College Council who will set its own standards but all participating divisions must approve first.
  • If graduate and undergraduate, charters will be split as graduate club under GSGA and undergrad under College Council (each club can get funding at each level and collaborate if they want to)
  • Cross-Divisional Clubs will be funded first by their chartering division (GSGA & CC), second by the divisional councils whose students are members of the club
  • SGA AG must be notified of all approved cross-divisional clubs to begin Smart Key process.

December 2013 Newsletter

Hey Emory Grads,

Fall semester is almost over! Good luck with finals and we will see you in the Spring.


Happy Holidays!

-GSGA

In this month’s newsletter:

1. Cross-Divisional Charter Requests

2. GSGA Spring Event

3. Graduate Christian Fellowship



Cross-Divisional Charter Requests

Under new SGA chartering guidelines, GSGA will only be granting charters to cross-divisional groups. Voting to approve new charters will occur during the monthly GSGA meetings.

SGA Chartering Website: http://www.sga.emorycampuslife.org/chartering

SGA Chartering Online Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Y65AuQ-7iWPEkHLXebNB9t-gMrswt4QwPKCJhrrisSM/viewform


The next chance to be chartered is January 19th 3pm in Goizueta 201. See the SGA chartering or GSGA website for cross-divisional chartering guidelines.


Feel free to email emorygsga@gmail.com with any questions.

 

Mark your calendars-

GSGA Spring Event at Fernbank!

February 22nd, 2013 7pm-10pm

More information to come in the January newsletter

 

 

Graduate Christian Fellowship

 

Graduate Christian Fellowship December First Friday Dinner

Friday, December 6, 7:00PM, DUC Faculty Dining Room

Join us for our annual Advent First Friday Dinner, including good food, great conversations, Christmas carols, a brief reflection on what Christmas and Advent are all about, and a white elephant gift exchange that is sure to entertain. Contact Glenn Goldsmith (ggoldsm@emory.edu) for more information or to RSVP.


To advertise in the GSGA January newsletter, please send content to emorygsga@gmail.com by January 6th 5pm.

November 2013 Newsletter

Hey Emory Grads,

It is officially Fall! Congratulations on almost finishing the semester. Wrap-up 2013 with these events. See you in January!

-GSGA

In this month’s newsletter:

1. Last call for charters this semester!

2. Interdisciplinary Social Field Party

3. Office of Health Promotion

4. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

5. The Corporation- A Viewing




Cross-Divisional Charter Requests

Under new SGA chartering guidelines, GSGA will only be granting charters to cross-divisional groups. Voting to approve new charters will occur during the monthly GSGA meetings.

SGA Chartering Website: http://www.sga.emorycampuslife.org/chartering

SGA Chartering Online Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Y65AuQ-7iWPEkHLXebNB9t-gMrswt4QwPKCJhrrisSM/viewform


The last chance to present to be chartered this semester is at the GSGA meeting on November 10th at 3pm in Goizueta 201. The January meeting will be on the 19th at 3pm.


Feel free to email emorygsga@gmail.com with any questions.

 


Interdisciplinary Social Field Party



Office of Health Promotion


 

Plus in the Graduate Edition, online at:
http://readsh101.com/emoryuniversity.html

Feeling Distracted?
Simple ways to stay focused in any classroom

Maintaining Multiple Roles
Strategies for balancing school & life

Enter the October drawing for $1,000

 


Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is sponsoring a competition for the most effective and creative video informing Americans how biomedical and biological research is funded in the U.S. and how the results of federally funded research benefits everyone.

Ideas for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Interviews
  • Animation
  • Music/dance videos

Grand prize winner will receive $5,000!

Video submissions will be accepted starting October 1 through November 30, 2013. The winner will be announced in February 2014.

For more information and to enter, please visit: www.faseb.org/contest


The Corporation: A Viewing

The Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review and the Vulnerability and Human Condition Initiative invite you to the screening of the Corporation. The Corporation is a documentary by Professor Joel Bakan of University of British Columbia School of Law, which explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Part film and part movement, the Corporation is transforming audiences and dazzling critics with its insightful and compelling analysis. Taking its status as a legal “person” to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist’s couch to ask “What kind of person is it?” TheCorporation includes interviews with 40 corporate insiders and critics – including Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Milton Friedman, Howard Zinn, Vandana Shiva and Michael Moore – plus true confessions, case studies and strategies for change. A discussion of the documentary follows the screening, with Professors Bakan, Wesley Longhofer of the School of Business, and Teemu Ruskolla and Urska Velikonja of the School of Law.


To advertise in the GSGA February newsletter, please send content to emorygsga@gmail.com by 5pm

October 2013 Newsletter

October 2013 Newsletter |  https://blogs.emory.edu/gsga |  emorygsga@gmail.com 

 

Hey Emory Grads,

It’s starting to feel like Fall! Check out these great events for the month of October.

-GSGA


In this month’s newsletter:

1. Emory Open Access Week

2. Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program

3. Emory Graduate Christian Fellowship

4. Nerd Nite

 


Emory Open Access Week

October 21-25, 2013

Date and time TBA

This graduate student panel will address the practical considerations of publishing Open Access while in graduate school. It will include a discussion of the benefits of retaining copyright and re-use rights as a scholar early on in your academic career, what resources are available to you at Emory to help you publish Open Access, and what challenges you might face when publishing Open Access. The panel is a part of Emory’s participation in Open Access Week, an annual international event that promotes Open Access as a platform for increasing the impact of scholarly research through free, online access to publications.

Questions? Email Melanie Kowalski at  melanie.t.kowalski@emory.edu

 

Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program

The first ever Student Perspectives Symposium which will be held on October 9th from 4:30-6:30PM at Emory University. The topic of this symposium is “US Healthcare: What’s Broken and How to Fix It?”. The symposium will feature students presenting from seven different disciplines which include pre-health, medicine, public health, nursing, business, engineering, and allied health.The symposium is a dynamic, student-driven/student-run event underscoring the importance of an interdisciplinary & creative approach to identifying the key problems and solutions in US Healthcare. This event will be followed by a dinner and networking reception, which is an opportunity for students to interact with professionals from the community to discuss non-provider health-related professions. Below is the list of the different disciplines and topics that will be presented:

 

 

 

Emory Graduate Christian Fellowship

Join Graduate Christian Fellowship for our October First Friday Dinner on Friday, October 4, at 7:00PM in the Faculty Dining Room of the Dobbs University Center (on the lowest level of the DUC across from the post office). Meet other grad students, enjoy free food and time to relax, and find out how you can be involved in GCF! Contact Glenn Goldsmith to RSVP or for more information (ggoldsm@emory.edu,404.488.6413).

 

Nerd Nite

Held each month in bars in over 50 cities around the world, Nerd Nite has finally made its way to Atlanta. Often described as “the Discovery Channel–with beer”, each month at Nerd Nite, the three speakers give 20 minute talks on the thing they nerd out on, be it local history/culture, hobbies, culinary arts, collectibles, and even their own academic research. In addition to providing a wide array of local nerdy talks, Nerd Nite ATL is constantly looking to provide its audience with excited young researchers who can give entertaining talks about their work in the sciences and humanities.
If you ARE interested in giving a talk, send an email to NerdNiteAtlanta@gmail.com for more information. Even if you’re not interested in giving a talk, certainly come on down to check out the event. You can keep up with details by visiting Atlanta.Nerdnite.com, or receive updates on line-ups and venues for upcoming events by following us on Twitter (@NerdNiteATL) or Facebook (/NerdNiteATL). Thanks, and stay nerdy Atlanta.

 

 

To advertise in the GSGA November newsletter, please send content to emorygsga@gmail.com by 5pm Thursday, October 31st.

 

September 2013 GSGA Newsletter

 

September 2013 Newsletter | https://blogs.emory.edu/gsga | emorygsga@gmail.com

 

Hey Emory Grads!

Welcome back! The Graduate Student Government Association hopes that you are excited to get back into the swing of things. We are glad to announce that GSGA will continue to process cab reimbursements this year. Each student can be reimbursed $25 per semester on a first come, first serve basis. Please give your receipts to your school representative (listed below). The beginning of the semester can be exciting and here are some great ways to start your semester off right!

-GSGA

 

In this month’s newsletter:

  1. New Executive Board and Reps
  2. GSGA Welcome Back Bash
  3. Emory Graduate Christian Fellowship
  4. Student Programming Council Applications

 

Introducing the new 2013-2014 Executive Board and School Reps

Executive Board

President: Kyle Finegan

VP Finance: Ian Longacre

VP Social Affairs: Omar Saleem, Jr.

Secretary: Stephanie Greeson

 

School Representatives

Business: David Kaplan

Law: Arlaysia Bell

Graduate School: Brindar Sandhu & Nancy DeSousa

Medicine: Maia Griffith

Nursing: Hardie Calvert

Public Health: Erika Meyer

Theology: George Kernodle

 

Bios and contact information can be found at https://blogs.emory.edu/gsga/

 

We are currently looking to fill the following positions on the Executive Board:

Attorney General, Alumni Relations, Chief-of-Staff, Deputy Finance, and Deputy Chief-of-Staff.

If you are interested in any position please email emorygsga@gmail.com with an attached CV/resume and 7-8 sentences on why you are applying.

 

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Emory Graduate Christian Fellowship—Welcome Dinner

Join Graduate Christian Fellowship for our welcome dinner on Thursday, August 29, at 6:00PM on the Dobbs University Center Terraces (outside the lowest level of the DUC next to the post office). Meet other grad students, enjoy free food, and find out how you can be involved this fall! Contact Glenn Goldsmith for more information (ggoldsm@emory.edu404.488.6413).

 

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Student Programming Council

 

The SPC is looking for graduate student representation on the council. Now taking applications from first year and returning students. Links are below:

First year students- http://www.osls.campuslifetech.org/forms/view.php?id=169

Returning students- http://www.osls.campuslifetech.org/forms/view.php?id=111


Questions? Email Raghvi Anand at ranand5@emory.edu

 

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To advertise in the GSGA November newsletter, please send content to emorygsga@gmail.com by 5pm Thursday, October 31st.

 

New Board and Reps

Introducing the new 2013-2014 Executive Board and School Reps. Follow the above tabs to view each biography and contact information

 

President: Kyle Finegan

VP Finance: Ian Longacre

VP Social Affairs: Omar Saleem, Jr.

Secretary: Stephanie Greeson

 

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January 2013 GSGA Newsletter

January 2013 Newsletter | https://blogs.emory.edu/gsga | emorygsga@gmail.com

Hey Emory Grads!

Welcome back! The Graduate Student Government Association hopes you had a fantastic winter break and wishes you much success this semester. We hope those new year resolutions are still going strong and hopefully involve getting out and getting involved. This newsletter has some events to help you get started.

-GSGA

In this month’s newsletter:
1. January Student Health 101
2. “Lessons from Moses” Presentation
3. Alien Bodies: The African-American Studies Collective Conference

 

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January’s Student Health 101 is now ready – check out what’s in this issue:

13 Apps for a Healthy 2013
Technology you can use to further your wellness

No Stove? No Problem!
Simple meals you can prepare anywhere

UCookbook: Quick & Healthy Breakfasts

Plus in the Graduate Edition, online at:

http://readsh101.com/emoryuniversity.html

Independent Studies
How to find support along the way
Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals
Take the steps toward achievement
Don’t miss out! Be sure to enter to win $1,000 from Student
Health 101.

 

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“Lessons from Moses on Leadership in Life and Business”
Sam Candler, Dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip presenting with
Ray Hill, Goizueta Business School, Interlocutor
at
4:30PM on
Thursday, January 31
GBS, Room 201

 

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To advertise in the GSGA February newsletter, please send content to emorygsga@gmail.com by Friday, February 8th.

GSGA Presents-Friday Night Out!

A letter from GSGA President Bo Gibson

 

Dear Fellow Students,

On Tuesday, July 31, voters throughout Metro Atlanta will make one of the most important decisions for the future of our region. Voters will have the opportunity to decide whether they want to pay an extra penny in sales tax over a ten-year period to fund transportation improvements in the ten-county Metro Atlanta area.

Improvements to the Clifton Corridor will serve the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Emory.  These improvements include a light rail line from the Lindbergh MARTA station to the Emory campus; pedestrian, bike, and road improvements (including Haygood Road); and replacement of the aging Clifton Road bridge over the CSX rail lines.

I hope you will exercise your voting privileges in this very important election, and I encourage you to vote in one of the three ways noted on Attachment A (below).  If voting by absentee ballot, please note that absentee ballot requests must be submitted by Wednesday, July 18.

For more information on the Transportation Referendum, visit www.emory.edu/tiredoftraffic <http://www.emory.edu/tiredoftraffic> .

Thank you in advance for your participation in this unprecedented opportunity to help transform the Clifton Corridor and the Atlanta Metro region.

Attachment A

Three Voting Options:

1.   Absentee ballot – Voting by absentee ballot is easy. Just click here <http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/elections/voter_information/absentee_ballot_app%202012.pdf>  to fill out the form to request an absentee ballot. Then, fill it out, print it, sign it and mail or fax it to your county’s election office; some counties will allow you to submit the form electronically. To find your county’s election office, visit the following site: http://www.gca.emory.edu/transportation/ballot-absentee-addresses.html or see list below. Note: Absentee ballot requests must be submitted by Wednesday, July 18.


2.   Early voting in person –Early voting has already begun at select locations and includes voting on Saturday, July 21. Visit the website to find the location near you:
http://www.gca.emory.edu/transportation/ballot-early-voting-locations.html

3.   Vote in person on July 31 - Eligible voters living in Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties may vote.

 

 

Fernbank + More

Hey Emory Grads! Thank you all so much for coming out to Fernbank for our Welcome Back event. We had an incredible turnout of over 1600 students, making it Grad SGA’s biggest event to date! Due to the tremendous amount of positive feedback, we are busy planning an event of a similar nature later in the spring. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 24th. You won’t want to miss it!

Additionally, please “like” our facebook page for the chance to win a fantastic prize for yourself and your classmates. Details to be announced. As always, don’t forget about our Safe Rides Program and “You Plan, We Pay!”