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Graduate Student Council

Graduate Student Council:

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) exists to enhance the overall educational experience at Vanderbilt University by promoting the general welfare and concerns of the Graduate School student body. This is achieved through the creation of new programs and initiatives to provide opportunities for growth and interaction, as well as through communication with the Vanderbilt faculty and administration on behalf of graduate students. The GSC consists of elected representatives, standing committees, and an annually elected executive board. The GSC is a member of the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS). In addition to its representative function, the GSC also organizes a number of events and hosts/sponsors various projects during the year, including co-sponsoring seminars and panels with individual departments, organizing the Vanderbilt 3 Minute Thesis competition (spring semester), facilitating the Graduate Student Honor Council, planning community outreach activities, and offering many social opportunities. The GSC also awards travel grants to graduate students who wish to present their research at conferences throughout the year. All Vanderbilt Graduate School students are welcome and encouraged to attend GSC’s monthly meetings and to get involved.