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.

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. 

Off-Campus Housing & Transportation 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.

Committee on Interpersonal and Sexual Violence Prevention Through Advocacy

The Committee on Interpersonal and Sexual Violence Prevention Through Advocacy raises awareness about the unique and specific needs of graduate students at WU concerning sexual assault, harassment, and relationship and intimate partner violence.

Faculty Library Council Liaison

Liaisons to the Faculty Library Council assist in advancing the objectives of the University Libraries; attend and participate in the three or four scheduled Faculty Libraries Council meetings during the academic year; advise the Vice Provost and University Librarian (VPUL) on major initiatives, providing counsel, feedback, and guidance regarding the status of the University Libraries and how they support the needs of an academic community; provide a student perspective on, experience with, and ongoing review of, the programs of the Libraries in support of the teaching and research mission of the Libraries; and bring value to the University Libraries through their roles as advisors, advocates, and supporters.

Teaching Center Graduate Student Advisory Council Liaison

Liaisons to the Teaching Center’s Graduate Student Advisory Council give input to Teaching Center programming aimed at graduate students and organize monthly teaching-related discussions for graduate students.