The Graduate Professional Council is the university-wide graduate student organization that represents more than 6,000 graduate and professional students from all seven schools at Washington University in St. Louis: Architecture, Art, Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering, Law, Medicine, and Social Work. GPC hosts events and provides social/networking opportunities for graduate students to meet other students across academic disciplines.
Washington University has a strong tradition of graduate student involvement and leadership. In what has come to be called our "shared governance" system, graduate students are represented at virtually every level of the decision-making process affecting graduate students, from departmental/School committees to representation on University Standing Committees, to the two graduate student representatives to the university Board of Trustees. There are also numerous opportunities for graduate students to get involved and develop their leadership skills through School-based student groups and through university-wide multidisciplinary groups like the Graduate Professional Council (GPC) and registered grad groups, listed on this page below.
The Liberman Graduate Center houses the Graduate Student Groups Office, Room 311 and provides administrative support and mentoring. Contact: Assistant Dean Kim Curtis.