Graduate Student Council


   GSC 2016-17

Upcoming Meeting Dates for 2016 - 2017 Session

Friday, April 14 -Free Grad Student Bowling Event 

Wednesday, May 10, Commencement Celebration Picnic


GSC Spring 2017 Newsletter: Find info on elections, research conference, the 3-Minute Thesis Competition, and Research Fund in the spring newsletter. GSC 2017 Newsletter (PDF)

Graduate Research Grant: The application period for Research Grants is now closed.

Graduate Travel Grant: Travel funds have been exhausted for the 2016-17 year and applications are closed. Travel application for Summer 2017 travel (starting May 1st) will open early April.  For more information on the travel grant process, follow this link
Graduate Student Education Outreach Funding: Funding is available for GSC representatives wanting to hold educational opportunities for their departments. Educational opportunities can be reading/writing groups, small seminars, etc. While single department events qualify, interdisciplinary events are encouraged and will be awarded additional funds. To apply follow this link.


Mission Statement: The Graduate Student Council commits to serve as a governing body, to provide a voice to all graduate students, to promote academic research, and to facilitate leadership opportunities.

The GSC is the governing body of the GSA, an organization made up of all nonprofessional graduate students. All students who are getting a graduate degree other than a MD, DMD, JD, or MEng are members of the GSA. The GSC is comprised of executive officers and representatives from each department in SIGS. GSC helps set policies and creates programming to support graduate students.

These representatives are your fellow graduate students, both Masters and Doctoral. The responsibility of representatives from each department is to attend GSC meetings (held monthly) and promote and engage in bi-directional communication with fellow students within their respective departments. GSC meetings are held to update students on important information pertaining to them, to discuss graduate concerns, and to offer a forum for communication between graduate students to improve the graduate experience at UofL. The representatives and officers on the council then allocate those funds to best serve graduate student's needs at UofL. Departments in "active" and "probation" status with the GSC are eligible for Travel Funding for graduate students; more information about travel funding is available here.


Organization Email (preferred mode of contact)

Organization Phone


Advisor Name
Dr. Beth Boehm,
Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies
Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs