2) Article 2: Membership

2.1) The voting membership of the GSCGB shall consist of up to 18 currently-enrolled graduate students: 15 regular voting members, and the GSCGB Vice President, Treasurer, and Programming Chair.

2.1.1) During the Fall Quarter, up to 3 students from each of the 5 divisions (Arts, Engineering, Humanities, Physical & Biological Sciences, and Social Sciences) may become regular voting members of the board. The GSCGB Vice President, Treasurer, and Programming Chair serve as additional voting members of the GSCGB and therefore do not count toward each division’s regular voting member quota. At regular monthly meetings, any unfilled position may be filled by a graduate student from an underrepresented division if they are voted in by the GSCGB (no absentee or proxy votes are allowed). In the absence of GSCGB quorum, the GSC Executive Board may vote to fill an unfilled regular voting position in a regular monthly meeting in accordance with the rules above. Specific voting procedures shall be determined by the Executive Committee.

2.1.2) After the end of the Fall Quarter, the GSCGB may appoint graduate students to any of the remaining seats with the stipulation that no more than 8 of the 18 members (including both regular and additional voting members) may be from a single division.

2.1.3) Terms for all regular voting members expire the day of the first GSCGB meeting of the following academic year.  There is no limit to the number of terms a graduate student may serve as a voting member of the GSCGB.

2.2) The non-voting members of the GSCGB serve as advisors to the GSCGB and do not cast votes in any official decision of the GSCGB.

2.2.1) The Facilities Manager of the GSC serves as a non-voting member.

2.2.2) The GSC Graduate Intern (as selected by the Division of Graduate Studies (DGS) and GSCGB) serves as a non-voting member.

2.2.3) The UCSC Alumni Association may appoint one non-voting member.

2.2.4) The President of the UCSC Graduate Student Association (GSA) or his/her designee may serve as a non-voting member.

2.2.5) The UCSC Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies or his/her designee may serve as a non-voting member.

2.2.6) Each business currently in contract with and operating in the GSC may appoint one non-voting member.

2.2.7) The UCSC Executive Vice-Chancellor or his/her designee may serve as a non-voting member.

2.2.8) The Quarry Plaza Area Council may appoint one non-voting member.

2.2.9) The Student Union Assembly (SUA) may appoint one non-voting member. The SUA representative must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student at UCSC.

2.2.10) The Academic Senate may appoint one non-voting representative. The Academic Senate representative must be a current member of the UCSC faculty.

2.2.11) The Staff Advisory Board (SAB) may appoint one non-voting representative. The SAB representative must be a current member of the UCSC staff.

2.3) Members of the GSCGB are expected to uphold this Constitution and its Bylaws and Amendments, to support the best interests of the GSC and the UCSC graduate student population, and to positively represent the GSC.

2.4) Any member may declare his/her own appointment immediately void at any time without justification by notifying the GSCGB of his/her resignation.

2.5) Any voting member may call for the GSCGB to declare another member's appointment void at the next regular meeting.

2.5.1) Grounds for declaring a member's appointment void must be based on failure of the member to perform the duties of membership as defined explicitly and implicitly by this Constitution and its Bylaws and Amendments.

2.5.2) Such a declaration is classified as a major question as defined by this Constitution and its Bylaws and Amendments.

2.5.3) The appointing body for that member's position must be notified in order that it may appoint a new member to fill the vacancy.

2.6) Regular voting members of the GSCGB may be paid a quarterly stipend, provided the amount is established prior to the end of the previous academic year.