Our Values

Our founding values are summarized by an acronym GR-A-C-E:

GRaduate

Action

Collaboration

Empathy

GRADUATE

Activity of the council is centered on Texas Tech University graduate students who are our constituency and who entrusted us by electing us to the council.

ACTION

Our activities are biased towards action. We favor doing things over talking about them.

COLLABORATION

We value collaboration both within the council (commissions, members) and outside the council (campus entities, graduate organizations, committees). Our work is grassroots driven and initiated at the level of individual members or commissions but developed and carried out by the entire council or its subset.

EMPATHY

We don’t do what we want, we do what is needed. We try to put ourselves in as many graduate student’s shoes and find what they need.