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Graduate School Representative (GSR) Eligibility

In order to serve as a Graduate School Representative (GSR), the proposed candidate:

  1. Must be a Graduate Faculty member with an endorsement to chair (check Graduate Faculty Locator).
  2. Must be clear of any conflicts of interest (see below).  The GSR is responsible for ensuring that no such conflicts of interest, or appearance of conflicts of interest, exist, and must attest to this upon request.
Primary Appt. Joint Appt. Affiliate Appt. Adjunct Appt.
Proposed GSR has appt in student’s/committee chair’s dept No No No Yes
Proposed GSR does not have appt in student’s/committee chair’s dept Yes Yes Yes Yes
Proposed GSR has conflict of interest* No No No No

Yes = eligible to serve
No = not eligible to serve

  • Budgetary relationships, personal relationships, or research and/or publication relationships between the GSR and either the student or the committee chair are examples of possible conflicts of interest.