The OpenCUNY Academic Medium was formed in early 2008 to provide student organized, open-source, social media for the CUNY Graduate Center community. In 2009, OpenCUNY was ratified as a medium of the Doctoral Students’ Council of the City University of New York to recognize the on-going interest of GC students in free and open-source digital media and to advocate on behalf of their interest within the CUNY-wide technological environment (see DSC Bylaw 4.3).
OpenCUNY currently operates with a staff of three coordinators who oversee day-to-day operations. OpenCUNY participants annually elect four of their own to serve on the OpenCUNY Board. Together, the coordinators and the OpenCUNY Board develop a Terms of Participation that defines OpenCUNY.org’s governance policy.
To date, OpenCUNY has worked with GC students to develop interactive open-source environments for chartered organizations, student associations, GC-based courses, student-run conferences, graduate research, health initiatives, student activism, personal websites, and an array of DSC initiatives.
Visit the OpenCUNY Node to keep up on all the public activity happening at OpenCUNY.org.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN OPENCUNY if you have a CUNY Graduate Center email address.