The GEC meets once per term: all graduate faculty and up to 13 elected student representatives from the GEA meet to discuss departmental issues and developments. This is a major forum for the GEA to make student concerns known, as well as the place to find out what is going on in the Department as a whole. Representatives to the GEC are elected each fall. If you would like to be a rep, attend the first GEA meeting to be nominated for a position. At the GEC meetings, you are encouraged to comment on and participate in any discussion about departmental reports and you may vote on all motions. Not only does being a member of the GEC allow you to have a say in departmental affairs, but it can also provide an inside look at how the administration functions, which can be useful if you are considering a career in academia.