Each division, department, or committee associated with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) is entitled to direct representation on the GSAS Student Council (GSC) according to how many students it has:
- 1 to 35 students: 1 representative
- 35 to 70 students: 2 representatives
- > 70 students: 3 representatives
It is hoped that representatives will be elected by the students within a department or graduate program. Those selected as department representative(s) should contact their graduate coordinator or department administrator to be sure that they are properly registered with the GSC. If you see any open slots in your division, department, or committee, please volunteer by contacting the GSC secretary, and we can help you get this process underway. This would be a great service to both your colleagues as well as GSAS and Harvard in general! It is also a great opportunity to get involved with students from other disciplines and learn more about how things work.
If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, raise them to your representatives! They represent you in the GSC, whose role is to then represent all GSAS students in conversations with the administration and other groups in the University. You can find your Program Representative on our Engage website.