Internal Governing Documents

These are all of the current GSS governing documents. If you would like to see old versions or retired governing documents, please email the Advocate and Policy Advisory at All our documents are publicly available.

P: Policy
R: Regulation
TR: Terms of Reference
PR: Procedure

Constitution and Bylaws

GSS Constitution and Bylaws


R1000 Internal Governing Documents
PR1001 Creating, Amending, and Retiring Governing Documents
R1200 Council
PR1201 Council Speaker Appointment
R1010 Electoral Undertakings
Executive Director JD
Executive Director Contract
TR1100 Director of Finance
TR1110 Director of Graduate Services
TR1120 Director of University Relations
TR1130 Director of Internal Relations
TR1140 Director of External Relations
TR1150 Director of Student Life
Council Order of Business Regulation
External Group Representation on Council Regulation
Joint Program Representation on Council Regulation
Guests at General Meetings
Clarification of Members Standing Policy


P2100 Investment Policy Statement
R2200 Funds
R2300 Stipends
P2400 Ethical Procurement, Donations, and Sponsorship Policy
Annual Indexing of Fees Regulation
Donations Policy
Credit Card Spending Authority Regulation


Grad Room Booking Regulation
Communication Policy
Conflict of Interest Policy
Privacy Policy
Benefit Plan Information Privacy Policy
Employee Information Privacy Policy
Sustainability Policy
R3300 Special Membership Fee Regulation
P3400 Non-Partisan Policy


TR4100 Benefit Plan Committee
R4110 Request for Change to Benefit Plan Status
PR4111 Request for Change to Benefit Plan Status
Finance and Audit Committee Terms of Reference
Governance Committee Terms of Reference
Grants Allocation Terms of Reference
Appeals Board Terms of Reference
Appeals Board Procedure
Vancouver Graduate Student Committee


R5000 Caucus Funding
R5010 Caucus Trust Accounts