Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC)

The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) consists of a graduate student representative from each of the academic units in the College of Education & Human Development. The purpose is to advise the Associate Dean of Student Success & Academic Affairs (SS&AA) on issues pertaining to graduate education (i.e., all post-baccalaureate students). GSAC also serves as the selection committee for the College’s Outstanding Graduate Advisor/Mentor award.

Each unit is responsible for selecting their representative (e.g., election, volunteer), and letting the Associate Dean of SS&AA know who will serve for that academic year by September 1. The GSAC representative role typically requires 2-5 hours a month and may include the following:

  • Attending monthly meetings via Zoom with the Associate Dean of SS&AA during the Fall and Spring semesters.
    • Dates and times are determined by the group’s availability each semester.
  • Collecting feedback, input, and discussion items from students in their department/school to bring to the group.
  • Collaborating to develop strategies to address the needs of graduate students in the College.
  • Soliciting nominations for the Outstanding Graduate Advisor/Mentor award.
  • Engaging in the award recipient selection process each Fall semester.

2023-2024 Representatives


Graduate Programs

Campus Calendars

Teaching, Research and Writing Assistance

Career Services

Financial Assistance

Graduation & Commencement