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Contract Enforcement

The Graduate Student Contract is an agreement negotiated every three years by the Graduate Student Union and Central Michigan University Administration. The contract ensures that Graduate Assistants (including teaching and administrative graduate assistants) are able to interact with their employer as a professional. There are many rights guaranteed by our contract, such as a wage threshold, limitation of hours worked, and a grievance procedure. If you think your contractual rights have been violated at any time, please contact us. Contacting us does not launch immediate action; rather, we will sit down with you to figure out the best course of action. Some graduate assistants feel too intimidated to come to the GSU to talk about possible contractual violations or to pursue a valid grievance. Remember that if you have having an issue, your colleagues or the next person in your position will probably experience the same thing. To view the current Graduate Student contract and review your rights as an employee of CMU, click the link below. The GSU also provides access to a $100 travel grant for its members. If a graduate student is attending a conference to share their academic work, the application for the grant can also be found below. If you have any questions, concerns, or potential grievences, please contact us at cmichgsu@gmail.com