2013-2014

Constitution

GPSS is governed by a Constitution and Bylaws. The Constitution establishes the GPSS and sets down high level rules of operation. Amendments to the Constitution require the approval of two-thirds of the Senate.

Bylaws

The Bylaws expound on the Constitution by setting out detailed rules of operation, but is subservant to the Constitution if they are in conflict.  Amendments to the Bylaws require the approval of a majority of the Senate.

Final Officer Reports

President Chris Lizotte
Vice President Chris Erickson
Secretary Elisa Law
Treasurer Genesis Gavino

Budget

Fall Quarter: 

 
Time:  All meetings start at 5:30 pm.  Meetings generally last 1.5 hours.
LocationVaries. See individual meeting date.
 
Winter Quarter:
 
Time:  All meetings start at 5:30 pm.  Meetings generally last 1.5 hours.
Location: Varies. See individual meeting date.
 
Spring Quarter:
 
Time:  All meetings start at 5:30 pm.  Meetings generally last 1.5 hours.
Location: All meetings will be held in HUB 145.
 

Legislative Agendas

2014 State Legislative Agenda passed by the Senate on December 4, 2013

Functions of the GPSS Executive Committee

  • Takes specific actions to address the issues and concerns identified by the Senate
  • Reviews and recommends an annual budget to the Senate for the following fiscal year
  • Annually approves, by a 2/3 majority, special and departmental funding guidelines and criteria to be used by the Finance and Budget Committee
  • Approves presidential recommendations and appointments to the Services and Activities Fee Committee, Student Technology Fee Committee, GPSS Finance and Budget Committee, University Bookstore Board of Trustees, and SAGE
  • Acts on behalf of the Senate between Senate meetings

Meetings

at least twice a month, fall through spring terms, and at least monthly during summer

 

Summer Meeting Dates:

Time: Meetings start at 5:30 pm.  Meetings generally last 1.5 hours.
Location: HUB 303.

Fall Quarter Meeting Dates:

Time: Meetings start at 5:30 pm.  Meetings generally last 1.5 hours.
Location: HUB 303.
 

Winter Quarter Meeting Dates:

Time: Meetings start at 6:30 pm.  Meetings generally last 1.5 hours.
Location: HUB 303. 

Spring Quarter Meeting Dates:

Time: Meetings start at 5:00 pm.  Meetings generally last 1.5 hours.
Location: HUB 303.

Composition

President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, four Executive Senators, and an ASUW Board of Directors member.  

Committee Members, 2013-2014:

  • President: Chris Lizotte (Geography)
  • Vice President: Chris Erickson (Public Affairs)
  • Secretary: Elisa Law (Museology)
  • Treasurer: Genesis Gavino (Public Affairs)
  • Executive Senator: Alice Popejoy (Public Health Genetics)
  • Executive Senator: Evan Firth (Oceanography)
  • Executive Senator: Alex Bolton (Law)
  • Executive Senator: Alan-Michael Weatherford
  • ASUW Board of Directors member: Michael Kutz

Contact Information

Chris Lizotte, 2013-2014 GPSS President: gpsspres@uw.edu