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Resolutions

The Graduate and Professional Student Senate is committed to transparency in the democratic process. New resolutions will be shared here at least two weeks before the meeting in which they will be read. Resolutions slated for second readings can be found under Old Business. 

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(19) GPSS Resolution 2021-2022O (communication and role clarity).pdf Resolution to fix communication gaps and clarify institutional role of GTAs versus GAs and GRAs
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(20) GPSS resolution 2021-22P (GA contracts).docx.pdf Resolution to establish working contracts (or something similar) to clarify relationship between mentors/mentees and decrease exploitative working relationships
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(21) GPSS resolution 2021-22Q (tenure track position) .pdf Resolution to reduce our reliance on adjunct labor and create more well-paying, secure jobs for faculty
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(22) GPSS Resolution 2021-2022R (transparency and democracy).pdf A catch-all resolution that creates org charts, clearer financial report, and easier access to public meetings like the Board of Visitors
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(23) GPSS Resolution 2021-22S (GRE).pdf Resolution to require departments to justify their use of the GRE or subject-specific GREs with graduate student recruitment
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(24) GPSS resolution 2021-22T (hiring laws).docx.pdf Establish equal opportunity hiring practices for assigning graduate assistantships
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(25) GPSS Resolution 2021-22U(Summer Resources).pdf Make student services more readily available for graduate students during the summer
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(26) GPSS 2021-22V Cook Counseling Stimulus.pdf Resolution for Secure Equitable Funding for Cook Counseling
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(16) GPSS 2021-2022N1 (divestment from fossil fuels).pdf Resolution to Divest from Fossil Fuels
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(17) GPSS 2021-2022N2 (carceral divestment).pdf Resolution to Divest from Carceral Corporations
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(18) GPSS resolution 2021-2022N3 (BDS).pdf Resolution to Divest in Compliance with the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions Movement
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CUS Resolution 2021-22A.pdf Resolution to change membership to the transportation and parking committee
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CAPFA_resolution_20212022A.pdf Commission on Administrative and Professional Faculty Affairs - Resolution to Establish an Administrative and Professional Faculty Representative to the Board of Visitors
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(13) GPSS Resolution 2021-22K (prison contracts).pdf Resolution to End Prison Labor Contracts and Reform Hiring Practices
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(14) GPSS Resolution 2021-22L (Campus police).pdf Resolution to Defund Virginia Tech Campus Police
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(15) GPSS Resolution 2021-2022M (threat assessment task force).pdf Resolution to Repurpose the Threat Assessment Task Force and Reduce Student Surveillance
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GPSS Bylaws.pdf
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(8) GPSS Resolution 2021-22F (min wage).pdf Resolution to raise the low wages of university staff and get ahead of the ball on state requirements
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(9) GPSS resolution 2021-2022G (CCC stimulus).pdf This resolution addresses the chronic underfunding issues of the CCC and is meant to provide short term relief and mechanisms for ongoing support
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(10) GPSS Resolution 2021-22H (parental leave).pdf This resolution creates more of a focus on parental leave policies and provides more generous support packages
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(11) GPSS resolution 2021-22I (Sanctuary Campus).pdf Resolution to improve the safety and reliability of VT's campus for undocumented students
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(12) GPSS resolution 2021-22J (International Students).pdf Resolution to improve safety and security for international students
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(1_2) GPSS resolution 2021-22A (Task force policy).pdf Resolution to Establish a University Policy Governing Task Forces and Working Groups
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(3) GPSS Resolution 2021-22B (Assistantship extension from 9 to 12 months by default).pdf Resolution to Make 12-month Graduate Contracts the Default Contract
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(4) GPSS Resolution 2021-2022C (foundation transparency).pdf Resolution to Improve Financial Transparency and Exercise Oversight of the Virginia Tech Foundation
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(5) GPSS 2021-2022D1 (ethical oversight of policing_drones).pdf Resolution to Expand Ethical Oversight of Researching and Developing Policing and Surveillance Technologies
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(6) GPSS Resolution 2021-2022D2 (ethical oversight expansion - ICE).pdf Resolution to Broaden Ethical Oversight for Anti-Immigrant Research Projects
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(7) GPSS Resolution 2021-22E (Change transition of power).pdf Resolution to Change Constitution to Move Transition of Power to Spring
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GSBB Policy and Procedure- Pilot Phase 2 Finalized Draft.pdf Virginia Tech Graduate Student Budget Board Registered Student Organizations (RSO) and University Student Life Programs (USLP) Funding Policies and Procedures