Graduate House of Representatives
The House, or the Graduate House of Representatives, is a body of student government that represents graduate students at Texas State. The House consists of two representatives from each academic college. Representatives are nominated by the Dean of each college.
Graduate House meetings will be held online via Zoom and are open to all Texas State University graduate students with authentication.
Mission and Vision
To serve as the primary student government advocate for all graduate students at Texas State University by listening and acting transparently as a liaison between the students, the university, and surrounding communities.
We strive to do this by:
- maintaining collaborative relationships with faculty, administrators, and the communities in Round Rock and San Marcos;
- remedying graduate students' concerns to allow for their personal success;
- preserving the rights of graduate students as outlined in Texas State University policies;
- serving graduate students with integrity, honor, and enthusiasm;
- providing needed services to the graduate community.
Grad House FAQ's
What are the Representative's duties?
Graduate House Representatives serve as a body of student government for graduate students. Representatives are responsible for addressing issues directly related to graduate students and also volunteer at various events held on campus for graduate students. Additionally, the House hosts events for graduate students.
How do you become a Representative?
Representatives are appointed by the Dean of each college. There are two Representatives from each college. If you are interested in becoming a representative, talk to your graduate advisor.
Can I attend a meeting?
All House meetings are open to the public.
How do I bring an issue or concern to the House?
There are three options to bring an issue or concern to the House:
(1) Students may address the House during the Public Forum for a maximum of two minutes. Public Forum is limited to four students.
(2) Email the House Leader or the House general email and request to be a guest speaker. Guest Speakers will have the opportunity to speak for 15 minutes (including any question and answer session the speaker may need).
(3) Complete the form on the Virtual Suggestion Box page. Your concern will be addressed at the next meeting and you will receive a response via email.
How can I get involved?
Graduate students who are not currently appointed Representatives of the Graduate House can become involved by joining one of the subcommittees (Diversity subcommittee, or Campus Life subcommittee).