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. GPC hosts events and provides professional development opportunities for graduate students across academic disciplines.
Washington University has a strong tradition of graduate student involvement and leadership. Through our "shared governance" system, graduate students are represented at virtually every level of the decision-making process affecting graduate students: departmental and School committees; University Standing Committees; and graduate student representation on the Washington 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 multidisciplinary and university-wide registered graduate student groups listed below.
The Liberman Graduate Center provides priority space-use, administrative support, and advising to the Graduate Professional Council, Graduate Student Senate, and all registered university-wide graduate student groups.