Graduate Student Council


   GSC 2016-17

Upcoming Meeting Dates for 2016 - 2017 Session

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

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

Friday, March 24, 3-Minute Thesis Competition

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


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)

GSC Elections for 2017-18: Vote for the 2017-18 GSC executive board (see flyer) at this link! Voting is open from Monday, February 27 to Wednesday, March 1. The following GSC officers will be elected through the SGA General election and also serve as SGA Senators for the 2017-2018 academic year: President, External Vice President, Internal Vice President, Director of Finance, and Director of Communication.  Find out more about the candidates here

Graduate Research Conference: The Graduate Research Conference will be held on Friday, March 24 to Saturday, March 25. The theme of this year's conference is "Engaging Scholarship." The submission deadline for the Research Conference and 3-Minute Thesis Competition is February 22, 2017. To submit a poster, paper, follow this link. To RSVP to the 2017 conference, follow this link

3-Minute Thesis Competition: The submission deadline for the 2017 3-Minute Thesis Competition is February 22nd. The preliminary heats will be held on March 3rd and the final competition will be held on Friday, March 24. To register for the PLAN workshops to prepare for the 3-Minute Thesis Competition, follow this link. To submit to the 3-Minute Thesis Competition, follow this link

Graduate Research Grant: The application period for Research Grants is now open and will close March 15th. To apply, follow this link

Graduate Travel Grant: Travel funds have been exhausted for the 2016-17 year, all applications will be put on a waiting list. To apply, follow this link. 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