Student Organizations which meet the requirements for recognition by the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) are afforded a number of benefits offerred by the University as well as the GSS. For example, these organizations are given the right to request funding from the Graduate Student Senate in an amount not to exceed $500 per each GSS Budgetary Year. Organizations are also eligible to reserve and use University resources, be affiliated with the University, use the University campus mail service for purposes related to the organization, use the University's copy centers and A/V equipment at University rates, and use program-planning resources of the Thwing Activities office (for a full description of all of these rights, please refer to Article VII of the GSS Bylaws).
Student organization recognition is granted for a term of one year beginning June 1st and recognition must be renewed annually no later than September 30th. Recognized organizations a) are accountable to the CWRU Student Rights and Responsibilities policy published in the CWRU General Bulletin and Student Services Guide, b) consist of at least 50% full or part-time CWRU graduate students, and c) do not restrict its membership or participation in activities on the basis of "race, religion, age, sex, color, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, or status as a disabled veteran or other protected veteran under U.S. federal law" (CWRU non-discrimination policy).
To petition for recognition for your graduate student organization, please go here to complete an editable PDF form. E-mail your petition to firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org when you finish, being certain to attach your organization's constitution and bylaws with the petition.
Our funding policy can be found within this document.
GSS-Recognized Graduate Student Organizations (2015-2016):