Articles tagged: GUSA Senate


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GUSA Senate creates student referendum to restructure GUSA

The GUSA Senate passed an act to approve a referendum on the restructuring of GUSA at their meeting on Oct. 17. The student body will vote on a constitutional amendment... Read more

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GUSA Senate introduces executive proposal to abolish GUSA

The GUSA Senate took on a contentious topic of discussion at their meeting on Oct. 3: the existence of the GUSA Senate and the executive. Following a presentation by members... Read more

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GUSA Senate discusses restructuring, elections, and recent crises

The GUSA Senate deliberated recent on-campus crises and discussed the GUSA restructuring project in their Sept. 26 meeting.

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GUSA Senate responds to safety incident with call for increased university communication

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution calling for more transparency regarding student safety at their meeting on Sep. 19.  Referencing an incident involving an adult man who was seen in... Read more

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The future of GUSA? Senate elects new leadership alongside calls for restructuring

The members of the newly elected GUSA Senate leadership voted in on April 30 are eager to tackle the issues facing the Senate and student body. The latest leadership transition,... Read more

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Students told us what was important to them. Here’s what GUSA tickets will do about it. 

Voice survey results amid Nile Blass (COL ’22) and Nicole Sanchez (SFS ’22) and Daniella Sanchez (COL ’22) and Leo Arnett (SFS ’22) campaign.

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GUSA Senate passes resolution demanding COVID-19 guideline reforms

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution calling for the university to make its COVID-19 community guidelines more consolidated and transparent.

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GUSA Senate reconvenes with a new speaker, condemns university handling of financial aid 

The GUSA Senate reconvened for its first meeting with a new speaker, focusing on financial aid and the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

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GUSA appoints students to GUPD oversight committee

The GUSA Senate confirmed three students as representatives to the GUPD Oversight Student Advisory Committee at their meeting on Dec. 6.

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GUSA works to abolish the Senate and restructure the executive

Several GUSA senators have formed working groups to rewrite GUSA’s constitution with the goal of restructuring advocacy efforts.

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GUSA passes act to support BLF through a new committee

The GUSA Senate passed an act to establish a new committee creating a formal relationship between the Black Leadership Forum (BLF) and GUSA.

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Senators condemn sexism in GUSA

Female senators spoke out against what they see as a sexist environment in GUSA, created by male senators not giving them space to lead. 

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GUSA re-establishes GUPD student oversight board

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution to establish a student advisory committee to oversee the Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) at their meeting on Nov. 8. 

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GUSA passes resolution demanding mandatory breaks for students

The GUSA Senate passed a calling for the university to guarantee a minimum number of breaks per semester at their meeting on Nov. 11. 

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Women of color in GUSA speak out

How they believe the institution has failed them, and how it can improve

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Spring class registration postponed following GUSA Senate resolution

Vice Provost Rohan Williamson announced in an Oct. 20 email the start of class registration for undergraduate students would be pushed back from Nov. 9 to Nov. 30. This move... Read more

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Senate fills vacancy, revises community guidelines

The GUSA Senate voted to confirm a new senator for the class of 2022, Beyza Yazici (SFS ’22), at their meeting on Oct. 11.  After the resignation of Daniella Sanchez... Read more

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Senate supports graduate student union, appoints member working positions

At its second meeting of the term on Oct. 4, the GUSA Senate unanimously passed its first piece of legislation, agreeing to sign and support an open letter from GAGE... Read more

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GUSA elects leadership, swears in new senators

The GUSA Senate elected new leadership and swore in 21 new senators for the 2020-2021 academic year at its Sept. 27 meeting.  GUSA Vice President Bryce Badger (MSB ’21) oversaw... Read more

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GUSA Senate election sees success of progressive candidates

Progressive candidates largely dominated in this year’s GUSA Senate elections, according to official results released by the Election Commission on Sept. 20. The election came amid public internal criticisms of... Read more