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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  • 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

  • Professional Development

    The GPC Professional Development Series gives graduate and professional students the opportunity to build their professional networks, develop their academic portfolio, gain feedback on research, and more. The workshops and events that make up the Professional Development Series are led by faculty experts from Mizzou, as well as experts from beyond campus. Events are held […]

  • 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.


Rollins Society Applications Open

Established in 1994 by The Graduate Professional Council, the Rollins Society recognizes graduate and professional students who have significantly advanced the well-being of self-defined communities beyond the scope of their academic work. The Rollins Society is one of the six secret societies that participates in Mizzou Tap Day. Tap Day recognizes the exemplary work of […]

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2015 Gold Chalk Award

The Graduate Professional Council is proud to announce that applications are open for the 2015 Gold Chalk Awards. The Gold Chalk Award recognizes University of Missouri faculty who have made significant contributions to the education and training of graduate and professional students. GPC will present four Gold Chalk Awards. One faculty member from a professional school […]


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 […]