Delegate Assembly

The Delegate Assembly serves as an official forum to discuss campus and graduate student matters, as a governing body of the GSA. Every graduate group is allowed one voting Delegate to serve on the Delegate Assembly. The D.A. holds meetings at least once every other month. Become a Delegate today and represent your graduate group.

Delegate Assembly Appointments (via Article III, Section 3 of the GSA By-Laws):

  • Is your graduate group an officially registered graduate student club with the university? If so, the authority to elect a D.A. representative rests within the By-Laws of that Club. If no such By-Laws are present, an official graduate student club may be registered with the university. Upon certification by the Graduate Group Chair that this club is aligned with the interests of the group's students, this graduate student club gains the selection authority.
  • If the first point does not apply, the GSA Internal Vice President conducts an election with the graduate students from that graduate group to elect a D.A. representative.

Responsibilities of the Delegate/Delegate Assembly*:

  • Serve as a liaison for their graduate group
  • Regularly attend D.A. meetings and conduct themselves in a professional manner
  • Approve the initial, and subsequent changes to, the annual GSA budget as prepared by the Treasurer of the Executive Council
  • Reserves the right to review and veto any actions taken by the Executive Council
  • May amend the Association's By-Laws by a favorable majority vote
  • Maintain good academic and judicial standing throughout term
  • May appoint an Alternate Delegate when unable to attend meetings

*Please refer to the GSA Constitution and By-Laws for complete, official duties and responsibilities.

For questions, please email the GSA Internal Vice President at gsa@ucmerced.edu.