Executive Committee

The DGSC Executive Committee, elected by and from the incoming DGSC at its first plenary meeting, serves for one year commencing on July 1. The committee consists of the three Co-Chairs of the DGSC, the USS representative (ex-officio, non-voting), and the UFS Liaison (ex-officio, non-voting).

The Executive Committee:

  • makes decisions on a day-to-day basis for the DGSC as per the policies established and actions taken by the Steering Committee and the DGSC and be subject to review by these bodies;
  • consults and seeks the advice of the Steering Committee on the Executive Committee members’ duties;
  • establishes or disestablishes whatever ad-hoc committees are deemed necessary to discharge its responsibilities;
  • interfaces with faculty, staff, and administration; and
  • prepares agendas for Plenary and Steering Committee meetings.

For detailed responsibilities of the Executive Committee members, visit their pages below.

Steering Committee

The DGSC Steering Committee, elected by and from the incoming DGSC at its first plenary meeting, serves for one year commencing on July 1. The committee consists of 11 voting members: 5 members of the Executive Committee (the three Co-Chairs of the DGSC, the USS Delegate, and the UFS Liaison), and six At-Large Steering Officers.

The Steering Committee:

  • makes interim decisions for the DGSO as per the policies established by the DSC and is subject to review by the DGSC;
  • sets policy when timely action is required, such emergency policy being consistent with established DGSC policy, and is subject to review at subsequent Plenary meetings;
  • hears the reports of all DGSC committees and take actions in accordance with the purposes of the DGSC, making public such actions through the Co-Chair for Communications;
  • reviews the structure and operations of the DGSO and makes recommendations to the DGSC;
  • advises the Graduate Center President and Provost and the CUNY Chancellor on all matters concerning Graduate Center students;
  • on the initiative of any of its members, reviews general and program policies on student discipline and procedures for implementing these policies, and establishes internal DGSC disciplinary policy and procedure;
  • establishes or disestablishes whatever ad-hoc committees are deemed necessary to discharge its responsibilities;
  • recommends an annual DGSO budget to the DGSC in consultation with the appropriate committees and based on the budget proposal submitted by the Co-Chair for Business;
  • conducts the election of DGSC representatives subject to review by the Graduate School Student Elections Review Committee (SERC);
  • invites nominations and appoints members of the DGSO to committees;
  • calls for a DGSO referendum on any approved DGSC motion as deemed necessary by a two-thirds majority vote of the Steering Committee;
  • convenes Plenary meetings and the meeting of the DGSCE for election of its officers;
  • selects, at its first meeting or as soon as possible thereafter, the co-chair representative to the Executive Committee of Graduate Council, determines an order of succession of the remaining co-chairs to serve as voting alternates if the selected co-chair cannot attend a meeting of the Executive Committee of Graduate Council, and determines an order of succession of At-Large Steering Officers members to serve as voting alternates in the event that one or more of the co-chairs cannot attend a general meeting of Graduate Council; and
  • reviews its actions for the year and submit a report to the President of the Graduate Center, making this report public through the Co-Chair for Communications.

At-Large Steering Officers hold office hours in Room 5495 of the Graduate Center and can be contacted by phone at x7888 or x7845 for more info visit their pages below: