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. For more information, please see […]

  • 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.


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, […]


Open Forum: UM System President Search

Please attend the Open Forum on Wednesday, April 6th, from 10:30am – 12:00 pm in the Great Room of the Reynolds Alumni Center for “an opportunity to provide input on the proposed characteristics and desired qualifications sought in the next UM System president.” See the official announcement here.