Graduate Student Council
The Graduate Student Council is a student initiative designed to make graduate student voices heard in the department.
The success of this endeavor requires the support of the grad students.
What is the Political Science Graduate Student Council?
Why should I help solve this collective action problem?
While the work of the Council will benefit the department at large, there is also significant personal benefit to be gained from getting involved. In addition to the intrinsic benefit of participation, department service work looks great on a CV. Participation on the Council is an excellent signal of your willingness to serve a future department.
So what will I have to do?
Serving on the Council would not be a major time commitment for any single Council member and the whole Council may rarely (or never) meet in person. We envision the Council informal and loosely connected group where the principle purpose is to organize graduate student leaders within the department. Obligations depend on the specific position, but will revolve around the organization of a specific event. Most communication and “meetings” will be handled via email.
How do I get involved?
We will be holding an open nomination process which closes late October. Details will be sent to the poligrad listserve; for specific questions, please reach out to the VP Social Programming.
2016- 2017 Grad Council Members
President: Jiakun (Jack) Zhang
VP Faculty Liaison: Taylor Carlson
VP Social Programming: Andres Gannon / Luke Sanford
Treasurer: Gregoire Phillips
VP Recruitment: Brandon Merrell / Abigail Vaughn
VP Orientation: Lisa Marie Kelley / Rachel Schoner
GSA Representative: Christina Cottiero
If you have questions or suggestions please feel free to contact the appropriate council member directly.