Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC)

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The Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) at the University of South Florida strives to foster interdisciplinary interaction between graduate and professional students across the various graduate programs at the university through academic, social and community service activities, programs, and events. GPSC provides a voice for graduate and professional students through representation on university-wide committees and advocates for graduate students interests with Student Government and the USF administration. The goal of GPSC is to ensure that there is a vital, engaged, and informed graduate student community on the USF campus.

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Highlighted Activities & Events

New Graduate Student Orientation
The graduate student orientation is cosponsored by GPSC each fall and spring semester. This is a great opportunity for new graduate students to meet other students from their colleges, programs and across campus. The event is usually well attended and will help you set the tone for your academic studies as a graduate student.

Week of Welcome (WOW)
At the beginning of each fall and spring semester, GPSC (and the Office of Graduate Studies) implements several activities to help welcome new and returning students during WOW. The goal of these activities is to help graduate students network through interdisciplinary interactions and engagements.

Writing Workshop Series
In conjunction with a professional writing consultant, GPSC offers a three-part interactive workshop series designed to help students improve their writing and research abilities. The workshops are offered during the fall and spring semester. Please visit the "Courses & Workshops" tab under "Students" on the Office of Graduate Studies main page for a list and description of current workshops.

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week
In 1993, the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students established an appreciation week to recognize the contributions, impact and value of graduate and professional students across the nation's campuses. The annual Appreciation week is generally celebrated in early April. In recognition of your contribution to your various colleges, departments, labs, classrooms and offices, the Office of Graduate Studies hosts several events for graduate and professional students throughout the week.

End of Semester Socials
Each semester, the GPSC and Office of Graduate Studies sponsors an "End of Semester Social" to close out the semester and to celebrate the accomplishments of graduate students for the semester.

Brandi Murphy
Kathryn Burns
Vice President
Dorothea Polk
Gary Oliver