1: To remain In Good Standing, a Representative may not have two or more consecutive absences from General Meetings from the time they were first recognized as an official Representative until the end of their term. If a Representative is no longer In Good Standing due to consecutive absences from General Meetings, they may return to being In Good Standing by attending two consecutive General Meetings.
2: If a Representative cannot attend a General Meeting, they may send another person from their same program as a proxy. This person must hold the same position (graduate student, professional student, or postdoctoral scholar) as the representative in question. The Chief of Staff and Operations must be notified of this proxy. Except in cases of illness, family emergencies, and similar situations, notification must be done no. later than 24 hours prior to that General Meeting.