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Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC)

The GPSC is a community of Duquesne University graduate students. All graduate and professional students are automatically members of the GPSC. We hold monthly meetings to discuss issues and concerns of graduate students, get to know fellow students, and to support each other. While all graduate students are encouraged to attend GPSC meetings and events, each department must have at least one student signed in/in attendance at each meeting to be considered "in good standing" with GPSC. GPSC representatives also serve as the graduate student representatives on university administrative committees including the Graduate Council, Library Council, Student Government Association, etc. GPSC will therefore also discuss any concerns or questions from the university administration to provide them with an overall response from the graduate and professional students.


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Fall 2017/Spring 2018 Events

GPSC provides multiple opportunities to meet other graduate and professional students. Several events for professional development, service, and socializing are planned each year.

Monthly Meetings
Second Tuesday of the month 3-4pm
locations TBD
(First meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 12 to be held in the Library room 202 with Free Milanos pizza!)
Free Food and a Raffle at every meeting!

Annual Thanksgiving Day Food Drive
November 1 - 17
locations TBD
Place non-perishable food items in the GPSC Thanksgiving Day Food Drive boxes, which can be found in boxes in each campus building.
Collaboration between GPSC and DU Counseling and Wellbeing Center

Annual Writing Bootcamp
Spring 2018
Date and location TBD
We invite you to set aside a day to work on your dissertation, term paper, upcoming conference presentation, conference proposal, etc. Students are invited to bring their materials, books, laptops, etc., for a quiet and distraction-free space to write. Past events have also featured presentations on :  Usine EndNote Software, ETD Submission Guideines, Consultation sessions with Duquesne's Writing Center. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided throuhout the day.

Start Your Week off Write!
Every Monday (starting Sept. 12) 10am-12pm
Graduate Student Study Room on the second floor of Gumberg Library
Free Coffee/Hot Beverages!