The Liberman Graduate Center houses the Graduate Student Groups Office, Room 311, (314) 935-3931
Groups Housed in the Liberman Graduate Center:
Graduate Professional Council
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.
Graduate Student Representatives to the WU Board of Trustees
There are two graduate student representatives to the WU Board of Trustees. They are non-voting members and serve a one-year term. There is an annual application and selection process which occurs at the beginning of the spring semester.
Graduate Student Senate
Constituted in Spring 1993, the GSS is the graduate student governing body that today represents 1900 graduate students in The Graduate School, including Ph.D. students in the Engineering, Social Work and Business. The GSS is comprised of a representative from each department or program and meets monthly during the academic year.
The Senate's primary objectives are to provide a channel of communication between graduate students, the Dean of the Graduate School, and other members of the University community; to enhance the graduate student experience through professional development programming and social events; and to provide a forum for graduate student concerns. The GSS also proudly sponsors three annual signature events: the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards and Ceremony, the Graduate Research Symposium, and the Panel on Diversity.
Washington University Graduate Student Groups (University-wide)
- BioEntrepreneurship Core (BEC)
BEC serves as a resource for graduate-professional students interested in bioentrepreneurship and the life science industry by providing career development and mentoring opportunities and organizing seminars and events.
- Black Graduate Council (BGC)
The mission of the BGC is to serve as a vehicle for positive social change both on the immediate Washington University campus, as well as within the broader African American community. The BGC provides a supportive social and professional networking base for Black graduate students and encourages meaningful discussion, commentary, and analysis regarding local and national race issues.
- Chinese Students & Scholars Association (CSSA)
CSSA provides services and help to CSS in the Washington University community, especially to those who are new to the university. The association seeks to promote communication and understanding among its members, as well as academic exchanges between its members and other communities. Membership of the CSSA is open to any student currently enrolled in the University.
- International Graduate Student Association for Career Development & Networking (I-CAN)
I-CAN is designed to help international students improve communication skills, build networks, and learn leadership skills by working on group projects with other members in an English-speaking and multicultural environment, thereby enhancing individual member's professional development and job marketability. This group also welcomes English-speaking U.S. students who are interested in enhancing their international experience and sharing American culture with international students.
- Korean Graduate Student Association (KGSA)
KGSA aims at maintaining a friendly social atmosphere and solidarity within the community of Korean students at Washington University. The association also promotes assisting university graduate students and faculty members to have a broader and more insightful understanding of Korea and its cultures.
- Latino Graduate Student Alliance (LGSA)
The Latino Graduate Student Alliance (LGSA) is a student group that addresses the social, educational, and professional needs of Latina/o graduate students and those interested in Latina/o and Latin American issues at Washington University in St. Louis. We strive to increase awareness and understanding of social, economic, cultural, and political issues affecting the Latino community at large.
OUTGrads is a LGBTQIA group dedicated to developing community among Washington University graduate and professional students, faculty, and staff of all genders and sexual orientations, promoting awareness of the issues that affect communities, and facilitating community involvement by membership.
- ProSPER: WU Graduate Students Promoting Science, Policy, Education, and Research ProSPER aims to facilitate student exploration of the relationships between science and policy by creating opportunities that span a range of member interests, including science advocacy, inter-professional communication, and increasing scientist participation in public policy.
- Taiwanese Graduate Student Association (TGSA)
The TGSA aims to promote the culture of Taiwan and encourage the interaction, cooperation, and goodwill in and among all organizations of Washington University in St. Louis.
- UMANG (Indian Student Association)
Umang provides a forum for close interaction among people of Indian origin at W.U., and aims to promote awareness of Indian culture among the University community.
Additional Groups of Interest:
Groups That Promote Entrepreneuriship: Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies