The Graduate Professional Council (GPC) is the official democratic government for all graduate, professional, postdoctoral, and postbaccalaureate students at the University of Missouri. Learn more about us.

Services offered by GPC

GPC offers a variety of services for the graduate and professional community at MU.

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  • Group Funding

    Each month, the GPC General Assembly provides funding to events across campus that benefit graduate and professional students. By increasing the visibility of these funding opportunities, GPC has set a record for both the number of organizations funded and the amount of funding provided.

  • Travel Awards

    Each Fall and Spring semester, GPC distributes more than $50,000 in travel awards to individuals traveling to conferences to present their work. To learn how to apply for these awards, visit Funding: Travel Awards

  • Gold Chalk Awards

    The GPC Gold Chalk Awards are designed to recognize professors who have made significant contributions to the education and training of graduate and professional students. Awards will be presented at the annual Gold Chalk Award banquet.


RCAF Call for Proposals

The Graduate Professional Council is proud to announce its 32nd Annual Research & Creative Activities Forum (RCAF) on March 14, 2015! This event offers an invaluable opportunity for students to showcase their academic projects in front of an audience of their professors, mentors, research colleagues, and visiting faculty from other institutions in Missouri. Proposals must […]


GPC Winter Welcome!

Mizzou graduate and professional students, celebrate the beginning of the 2015 spring semester with a night at Deja Vu! What: Drinks, Food, and Dancing! When: Friday, Feb. 6th, 7-11pm Where: Deja Vu $3 Reduced Cover with MU grad/prof student ID. Please bring BOTH an official government issued ID AND your MU grad/prof student ID. Guests […]