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Graduate Student Council

About the Graduate Student Council

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) serves Stanford's graduate student population by representing student interests in University affairs, supporting graduate student organization, and providing community events for graduate students.  The GSC is comprised of 15 elected voting members, 10 who represent Stanford's seven schools and 5 at-large representatives.

Mission

Fund The GSC oversees the distribution of the Graduate Student Activities Fee.  Student organizations can request funds for events that are open to the entire graduate student community.

Plan The GSC plans large campus events to support and foster community among graduate students. These events have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions, but we have begun to provide more programming such as SummerFest and NGSO SpeedFriending.

Advocate The GSC advocates for graduate student interests at the University level. In the past, the GSC was instrumental in getting the Caltrain Go Pass for graduate students living off campus.

Meeting Agendas, Zoom Links, and Minutes

The GSC meets on Wednesday nights 6-8 pm PDT (every week during the academic year). Because of COVID-19, we have moved all our meetings to a hybrid in person and Zoom format for the time being. These meetings are open to the public, and we send out reminders via the email list.

The in-person location is EVGR Building B Room 170. The zoom link for each meeting is here and the password is 626796. You can find the agendas for each meeting here.

The GSC records detailed minutes of each general meeting that occurs.  The meeting minutes from the 2021-2022 Council can be found here.

All graduate students (including professional students) can join the GSC mailing list here to keep informed of meetings. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the GSC co-chairs at gsc-chair@assu.stanford.edu.

Resolutions and Bills

The GSC has authored resolutions and bills that impact student lives.  You can view the resolutions and bills from the 2020-2021 academic year here.

Archives

To learn more about the work and membership of prior Graduate Student Council's, click here.