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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  • 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 Gold Chalk Award banquet.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]


GPC & GSA Fall Picnic

Come join us on Friday, Oct. 2nd, from 4-7 pm and spend some relaxing time with your fellow graduate and professional students. • Free food, hotdogs and burgers • Families and friends are welcome • Join our raffle for door prizes including pairs of Mizzou football tickets and tickets for other MSA/GPC sponsored special events […]


Open Forum: Graduate Student Experience

Please join us on Tuesday, Sept. 8th, from 5-7 pm in Keller Auditorium (123 Geological Sciences Building) for an Open Forum on the Graduate Student Experience. We will be discussing the graduate student health insurance subsidy, the cut to the 0.25 FTE tuition waiver, and many other issues related to the graduate student experience at […]


GPC Fall Welcome Party!

GPC’s Fall Welcome Party at ITAP – Thursday, Sep 3rd, 2015, from 6-10pm Graduate and professional students, please come and join us for a night of music, free food and discount beverages! This is a great chance to meet new people and have fun with friends! Please bring your student ID card to enjoy free […]