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The name of this organization shall be the Graduate Student Organization of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, herein referred to as the Graduate Student Organization for Nursing (GSO).


ARTICLE III. Membership

All graduate degree seeking (M.S., D.N.P., Ph.D.) and graduate certificate-seeking students currently enrolled in an academic program in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing and regional campuses (Peoria, Rockford, Urbana, and Quad Cities) whose fees, in part, are paid to the College of Nursing shall be members of the GSO.

ARTICLE IV. Officers

Section 1. Definition

The Officers of this organization shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Representatives of Graduate Admissions and Academic Standards, Curriculum, Research, Graduate Student Council, Health Professions Student Council, Senate Representative, International Representative, and Webmaster.

Section 2. Eligibility

Each office will be held by one graduate nursing degree seeking (M.S., D.N.P., Ph.D.) student or one graduate nursing certificate seeking student, with the exception of the positions for the Graduate Student Council and Health Professions Student Council, which will be held by two graduate nursing degree or certificate seeking students.

Section 3. Duties

The term of office is for one year, which begins with the summer term of the preceding academic year and ends with the closure of the spring semester. The Officers shall plan and coordinate special events of the GSO, such as social events or special conferences. Such activities may include mailing, purchasing, and/or arranging that are necessary for the event. The Officers will prepare an annual budget for submission to the GSO. The budget must be approved at the first GSO meeting of the academic school year.

ARTICLE V. Elections and Appointments

Section 1. Process

Section 2. Vacancy

Any vacancy of an office that occurs in the middle of a term shall be filled by the candidate who received the second highest number of votes in the election, by special election, or by appointment of the President.

ARTICLE VI. Committee Liaisons

Section 1. Definition

GSO representatives to standing faculty committees and GSC are the voice of the graduate nursing student body and shall serve as liaisons, communicating between the committees, GSC and the GSO. The President will appoint these positions as necessary.

Section 2. Duties

  1. If the liaison is unable to attend the assigned faculty committee/GSC meeting, the liaison will notify the President prior to the meeting whenever possible.

  2. If any faculty committee/GSC meeting is missed without notification, the President shall appoint a new liaison.

  3. Liaisons will report the committee’s activities at scheduled meetings of the GSO as directed by the President. If unable to attend a GSO meeting, a written report shall be provided to the President.



Section 1. Review

An official review of these bylaws shall be made no less than every three years by the Officers.

Section 2. Revisions

Proposed changes to the bylaws will be circulated to the membership and posted at designated places at least 15 days prior to a vote. Following this distribution and review of the proposed change, a majority vote of the membership present at a scheduled meeting may institute a change to the bylaws.


Revised, March 2010
Proposed Revisions, February 2010
Revised, April 2006