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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  • 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.

  • 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

    Established in 1994 by GPC, 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 society taps a select group of graduate and professional students whose public service affirms the society’s watchwords of Duty, Faithfulness, and Leadership.

GPC Professional Development Series

Working with University Administration: Communicating an Effective Agenda MU Graduate Professional Council presents the second workshop of its Professional Development Series this semester! Dr. Leona Rubin, Associate Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Studies, and Mr. Kristofferson Culmer, former GPC President will present on their experiences and advice in creating effective relationships between administration and campus interests. Presentations […]

Close the Innovation Deficit

A message from the University of Missouri System: Close the Innovation Deficit is an effort by leaders of the business, higher education, scientific, and high-tech manufacturing communities who are concerned about cuts and stagnating federal investments in research and higher education at a time when other nations are pouring resources into these areas.