Simmons Graduate Council
Southern Methodist University
Simmons School of Education and Human Development
Graduate Council Policies and Procedures
I. Introduction to the Graduate Council
The Simmons School of Education and Human Development’s Graduate Council is elected by the student body from each department of the Simmons School, and administers funds for graduate student enrichment and professional development activities. The Simmons Graduate Council is intended to support individual student goals not departmental goals. The Graduate Council represents all Simmons School graduate students, and students may submit suggestions or comments to the Council for consideration. For more information about the Council and how you can contact your department’s representative, please visit: http://www.smu.edu/Simmons/AboutUs/GraduateCouncil.
II. Services Provided by the Graduate Council
The Graduate Council reviews applications for funding from Simmons graduate students three times per academic year: Fall, Spring, and Summer.
For students at SMU Plano campus:
Check Request Forms and receipts must be submitted within 90 days of expense incursion and/or return from travel. For events/activities already attended at the time of applying receipts are due to the Treasurer within 14 days of receiving an award letter. If reimbursement is not sought within that 90-day/14-day period, the student will be considered to have waived their funding award.
D. Repayment of Disbursed Funds
E. In the Event of a Tie
F. Internal Council Position Logistics