1) Article 1: Name and Charge

1.1) The official name of this organization shall be the Graduate Student Commons Governance Board (GSCGB).

1.2) Pursuant to the delegation of authority from the UCSC Chancellor, the GSCGB is established to operate and maintain the Graduate Student Commons (GSC) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), with the goals of providing a comfortable and welcoming space for graduate students and fostering a sense of community among graduate students, consistent with applicable UCSC and University of California regulations.

1.3) The GSCGB shall establish policies for the GSC, including, but not limited to, governance, hours of operation, access, use of the facilities, space allocation, programs, maintenance, and employment.

1.4) The GSCGB shall enact policy in accordance with UCSC and University of California policies and regulations for the operation of the GSC as an auxiliary enterprise.

1.5) The GSCGB will not engage in discriminatory practices against any person because of race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, ancestry, disability, or veteran status.

1.6) All decisions made by the GSCGB are ultimately subject to review and approval by the UCSC Executive Vice Chancellor (see appendix A).