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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  • RCAF

    GPC has hosted RCAF for more than 30 years as a way for students to showcase research or creative activities, and gain experience discussing their work. Professors from across the state and within the MU community rate and give feedback on student presentations, with cash prizes available for exceptional presentations.

  • 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.

  • Social Events

    GPC is hard at work providing valuable academic services to graduate and professional students, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to have a good time. Each month, GPC offers a social event to help ease the stress of student life. Events ranged from our annual Welcome (Back) party to our inaugural GPC Trivia […]


A Town Hall for Graduate Employees

The General Assembly of the Graduate Professional Council passed Resolution 1516-05 which encourages all graduate student employees to attend informational events about their labor rights so they can make an informed decision on whether to participate in the union drive. The Coalition of Graduate Workers (CGW) is organizing such an event on Thursday, November 19th, “A Town […]


Student Referendum: Library Fee

This week there will be a student referendum to decide whether to create a new student fee to help fund MU Libraries. The fee will start at $5/credit hour and increase to $15/credit hour over five years. The GPC General Assembly passed a resolution last week about MU library funding and we encourage you to […]

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GPC Halloween Party & Costume Contest

GPC is throwing a Halloween party and costume contest at Déjà Vu Comedy club on Fri Oct 30th 2015 from 7-11 pm! Come join us for music, dancing, drinks and free food! Cost: $3 cover charge* at the door. Please bring your student ID! (Guests who are not graduate and professional students will pay $7.50) Food: […]

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Open Forum: Library Fee

Please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 27th, from 5-6 pm in Ellis Auditorium (Ellis Library) to discuss the proposed Library Fee. The open forum is kid-friendly so go ahead and bring the little ones. Refreshments will be served. Join the Facebook event page and invite your graduate and professional student friends.