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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  • 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 […]

  • Travel Awards

    Each year, 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 Graduate Awards Banquet. For more information, please see the Gold Chalk Award page.

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GPC General Assembly Appreciation Event

GPC General Assembly Representatives, GPC would like to say Thank You for your hard work over the past year with an appreciation event on Friday, May 6th, from 5-8 pm on the Physics Building Roof! Please join us for food, drink, and music. This event is open to members of the GPC General Assembly and […]


NAGPS Regional Conference @Mizzou

The University of Missouri is thrilled to host the 2016 NAGPS South Central Regional Conference. The conference will be held in Columbia, Missouri on the campus of the University of Missouri from April 22 – 24, 2016. This year’s conference will be a joint effort with the Midwest Region. The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students […]


GPC/GSA Field Day

Join GPC and GSA on Saturday, April 23, for a Field Day from 3-7 pm in Kuhlman Court (the grassy area between Ellis Library and the MU Student Center). We will provide free food and fun games! Family and friends are welcome. Please join our Facebook event page and invite everyone. Tug of War | […]


CGW Union Authorization Election

The Graduate Professional Council encourages all graduate employees to vote in the election. Pursuant to GPC General Assembly Resolutions 1516-05 and 1516-08, the Graduate Professional Council would like to inform graduate student employees that the Coalition of Graduate Workers will be holding an election authorizing union representation for collective bargaining, to be held on Monday, April 18th, […]