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The College's Graduate Student Council is a group of student representatives from each of the academic units that meets on a monthly basis with the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education. This group addresses a variety of issues facing graduate students and seeks to enhance the overall educational experience of their peers in the College.


The Council's purpose is clearly expressed in the Mission Statement:

  • To serve as a vehicle to enhance graduate student representation to the College.
  • To foster inter-departmental collaboration among students and faculty in research areas of mutual interest within the College.
  • To provide a mechanism for direct communication between department-selected graduate student representatives and College administration.
    • Formalize dialogue to represent the departments' graduate students' ideas and perspectives between the students and the Dean's Office within the College.
    • Assist college-level administration in programming, planning, and college-wide activities designed to meet the needs and further the development of faculty and staff.

HHD Graduate Student Council Representatives