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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.

All graduate students (including professional students) can join the GSC mailing list here. The GSC meets on Wednesday nights 6-8 pm PDT (every other week over the summer and every week during the academic year). Because of COVID-19, we have moved all our meetings to Zoom for the time being. These meetings are open to the public, and we send out links via the email list. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the GSC co-chairs at gsc-chair@assu.stanford.edu.

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 include the Welcome Back Party, Thanksgiving Dinner, and the Grad Formal.

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 Minutes

The GSC records detailed minutes of each general meeting that occurs.  The meeting minutes from the 2020-2021 academic year can be found here

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.