Diversity and Advocacy Committee
The Diversity and Advocacy Committee advocates for the inclusion of graduate student voices to discussions on campus about diversity and inclusiveness.
Graduate Professional Council Liaison
Graduate Professional Council (GPC) Liaisons attend meetings of the GPC – the university-wide body representing graduate and professional students. Liaisons interact with the GPC Community Service Committee, and are voting representatives of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences on the Graduate Professional Council.
Graduate Research Symposium Committee
The annual Graduate Research Symposium is one of the GSS’ signature events. Graduate and professional students have the opportunity to present research posters to a broad audience and receive feedback on their presentations, including cash prize awards.
Graduate Student Health Committee
The Graduate Student Health Committee addresses issues relating to graduate student health: mental health, physical, and campus facility use. Members attend monthly Graduate Student Health Advisory Committee (GSHAC) meetings to voice graduate student concerns.
Legislative Concerns Committee
The Legislative Concerns Committee organizes workshops to inform and engage graduate students about legislative and government actions pertinent to academia and graduate students. They coordinate with the Graduate Professional Council to share information and events from the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS).
Library Advisory Liaison
The Library Liaison attends library advisory meetings (3 per semester) to advocate for graduate student needs in WashU libraries.
Off-Campus Housing Committee
The Off-Campus Housing Committee addresses issues relating to graduate student housing needs through WashU-operated Quadrangle and in the greater St. Louis community.
Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards Committee
The Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards is one of the GSS’ signature events. It provides graduate students an opportunity to nominate and recognize influential mentors and staff; recipients of the award are recognized in an annual ceremony in April.
Professional Development Committee
The Professional Development Committee organizes events in conjunction with the Writing Center and GradCareers to help graduate students develop professional skills and explore career opportunities.
Sexual Assault and Prevention Committee
The Sexual Assault and Prevention Committee raises awareness about the unique and specific needs of graduate students at WU concerning sexual assault, harassment, and relationship and intimate partner violence.
Strategic Action Plan Editing Group
The Strategic Action Plan Editing Group compiles and edits the annual Graduate Student Senate Strategic Action Plan with input from committee chairs, which is presented annually to the Graduate School as the long-term vision and goals of the Graduate Student Senate.
Teaching Center Advisory Group Liaison
Liaisons to the Teaching Center’s Graduate Student Advisory Group give input to Teaching Center programming aimed at graduate students and organize monthly Graduate Teaching and Learning Community events.