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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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. For more information, please see the Group Funding page.


Quick Minutes: GPC General Assembly Meeting – January

Quick Minutes for February 2016 GA Dear GPC Representatives, Below are the highlights from the February 2016 GPC General Assembly which was held on Tuesday, February 2nd. The GA approved the below resolution: Resolution 1516-08: A Resolution Affirming Graduate Workers’ Status as “Employees” and Entitlement to Corresponding Labor Rights and Protections by Mr. Douglas Valentine […]

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GPC Winter Welcome and Karaoke Night

Please come join us for a night full of music and fun on Friday, Jan 29th, in the Elm Street Ballroom (enter through Umbria Rustic Italian). Friends and family are welcome. We will provide a karaoke machine so it is your time to shine. Light refreshments and soft beverages provided. If you would like to bring your […]

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RCAF Submission Deadline

GPC is proud to announce its 33rd Annual Research & Creative Activities Forum (RCAF) which will take place on March 12, 2016! 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 […]