Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Council to the CDI
The Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Council (GPAC) informs and advises the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) on the needs and concerns of graduate and professional students.
GPAC offers opportunities for grad and professional students to connect around issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Its aims are to provide representation, community, and to advance and equitable and inclusive environment for graduate and professional students.
GPAC consists of an executive steering committee and two (2) school representatives. Additionally, all students are welcome to join as general members.
Besides collecting input on graduate and professional student concerns, GPAC hosts the Diversity Happy Hour as well as the bi-monthly DiversiTea discussion group, a year-long speaker series, and other events and workshops aimed at fostering an understanding of and move towards a more inclusive and just campus community.
GPAC meets every 1st Tuesday of the month from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the in the Liberman Graduate Center (DUC 300).
Assess and communicate graduate student needs around diversity and inclusion to the CDI and the Division of Student Affairs.
Organize events and workshops furthering efforts relating to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice.
Advocacy: Research and compile issue statements on topics of importance and their impact on the Washington University community. Recommend policies and practices to better support a more inclusive campus climate for graduate students
How Can You Join?
Graduate and professional students may join the council by completing the short statement of interest. Council representatives will commit to serve for a minimum of one academic year. All graduate students may join as general members.
Please see our website for information on how to complete a short application: gpac.wustl.edu