Graduate Student Council


   GSC 2016-17

Upcoming Meeting Dates for 2016 - 2017 Session

Thursday, January 12th, 8:00 PM, Humanities 300, GSC Meeting

Thursday, February 2nd, 8:00 PM, Humanities 300, GSC Meeting

Thursday, March 2nd, 8:00 PM, Humanities 300, GSC Meeting

Friday, March 24 - Saturday, March 25,  Research Conference

Thursday, April 6th, 8:00 PM, Location TBD, GSC Meeting


Graduate Research Conference: The submission deadline for the Research Conference is February 17, 2017. To submit a poster, paper, or to apply to the 3-Minute Thesis Competition, follow this link 

Graduate Research Grant: The application period for Research Grants is now open. To apply, follow this link

Graduate Travel Grant: As funds have been exhausted for the fall, fall applications will be put on a waiting list.  Spring applications are open. To apply, follow this link.

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.



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.

Organization Email (preferred mode of contact)

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