The Graduate and Professional Student Federation presented two plans for co-optation or separation from student government at its Tuesday meeting.
The plan for separation, created by the GPSF Executive Board, proposed a new constitution with a separate branch of graduate and professional students receiving power directly from the chancellor.
The separation plan also creates a joint council of student government to address issues that affect the entire student body. Members would be appointed by both the undergraduate student body president and the graduate student body president.
The plan for co-optation is proposed by Student Congress leadership as a compromise based on the concerns of GPSF.
“The GPSF Executive Board gave us a list of their concerns about the fact that, in their opinion, certain issues should be handled by GPSF rather than Student Congress, because we speak for all students and they speak specifically for graduate students,” David Joyner, speaker of Student Congress, said.