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February 2020 Meeting Minutes

Graduate Student Organization

Spring Meeting, 4:00pm Tuesday 18 February 2020


  1. Call Meeting to Order
  2. Attendance
  3. President’s Report
  4. VP’s Report
  5. Treasurer/Secretary Report
  6. Report from Communication Committee
  7. Old Business
    1. ILL Article Resolution
    2. Student Pay Advisory Committee
    3. SGA Balance Transfer
    4. Discretionary Fund Bylaws Amendment
  8. New Business
    1. Drafting Letter to the VP Research
    2. Spring 2020 Budget
    3. Graduate Self-Assessed Fee Transparency
      1. GSO – not listed on cashier’s office explanation of fees
      2. Graduate Fee
        -The Graduate Fee is for a graduate student who is enrolling in any institution under the University of Louisiana System's management and supervision.  The fee is $30 per credit hour.
      3. Graduate Enhancement Fee
        -The Graduate Enhancement Fee provides for graduate student enrichment programs and activities, technology updates, and enhancements.
  9. Other Advocacy/Concerns/Questions
  10. Announcements
    1. SGA Graduate School Vacancies - the Student Government Association needs 4 graduate representatives. The SGA is a critical vehicle for Graduate advocacy. Next year the Graduate school will gain another senator position bringing to the total up to 5 senators.
    2. SGA Multiple Research Requests – As of Monday, October 28, the SGA has passed an amendment to allow students presenting research to submit multiple conference registration funding requests. The SGA bylaws now read (Article VIII,Section 1, Subsection 4, page 13) now reads, “Any campus organization or individual requesting funds shall do so only once. This rule shall not apply to academic organizations or individuals presenting.”
  11. Adjournment
February 2020 Meeting Minutes